Depth of field?

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  1. DanielleZuni

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    I'm in a high school class and our teacher asked us to take a photo with depth of field, where only the subject is in focus and the rest is blurry...any ideas that could help me? Examples of what I could do would help too. Thanks.
     
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    Step back, zoom in, open up your aperture (lower f/number).
     
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    Here's an example pets are always good subjects and usually earn brownie points,well with my teacher at least.

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    Everyshot has a DOF. What you are looking for is a shallow DOF.
     
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    Here's one of my partner shot at f1.4
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    Don't get mixed up with bokeh and dof, if you look at the shot of my partner you will see bokeh in the top right hand side (white circles)
     
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    Here's another example of a photo with shallow DOF.

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    find a isolated, freestanding object, but with some distance from background objects. stand/crouch near to it and focus on it. use a wide aperture (f3.5/2.8/1.8 etc).
     
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    IMO shallow DOF looks best with a repeating pattern or subject (i.e. the over done line of crayons shot)

    DScience posted a nice example as well.

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