Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Weaving Wax, Jan 24, 2007.
Ok, so I'm practicing my DOF...
Here are my results..
It certainly looks like you've figured out how to change the depth of field and the focal plane. What were you going for?
Just to see if I could do it. It was just practice. Someone told me I had horrible DOF so I did some experimentation just to make sure I have the hang of it. Thanks!
looks like you did it.
Nice way to view diff DOF also
On your 2nd and 3rd frames you loose focus on the right hand side. Try focusing 1/3 of the way into the frame with a small aperature. That way, you should be able to get everything in sharp focus.
Well, I was going for focusing on one thing at a time. I only wanted one piece of green in focus at a time. I didn't want everything in sharp focus. But, if I misunderstood you, please explain further. I'm new to photography..
Then you weren't talking about DOF, you were just doing selective focus, with the same DOF in all shots.
In each shot, only one set of leaves were in focus. That is a shallow DOF using a large aperature.
If you used a small aperature such as f/22, all leaves and fence rungs would be in focus.
Ok...thanks! Someone told me that was a good way to develop DOF skills.. They must've been wrong... Is there any way I can develop my DOF skills?
Try this: Set you camera at f22. Shoot the scene letting the camera autofocus where it will. Now do it again with the camera focused 1/3 into the image. Repeat with same scene and same 2 focus points at f8, now do again with lens set at widest possible aperature (smallest number). Compare the images side by side. This will help you to grasp the effect of different aperatures and different focus points.
As a depth of field focus it works fine.... Now which one did you like the best...
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