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Shallow depth of field: are we becoming obsessive about it?


Cybalist 2 21 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 3:58PM
The one rule to follow regarding what DOF to use is.....

there is no rule.

Photography is Art. Art is open to interpration. It is subjective. Some will like shallow DOF. Some will hate it. So do as ye will. It's a pointless debate.

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ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
21 Jun 2012 4:12PM

Quote:It's a pointless debate.


most debates are..... Wink
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 5:21PM
It was a more interesting article than I expected, and the comments were an interesting read too.
I haven't noticed a lot of razor sharp very small depth portraits, so I was quite puzzled about the thread until I had read the article.

The basic answer is, no, we're not all becoming obsessive about it, although apparently some people somewhere are.

I suppose it's like high key portraits, selective colour, and photos of children frozen in mid leap in the air.
All fashionable for a while, and perhaps future generations will prize them as vintage style, or perhaps they'll ponder the possibility of hereditary insanity in their ancestors.

I predict the next fad will be the rediscovery of coloured filters and special effects, they will be more genuine than computer adjustments.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 Jun 2012 5:26PM

Quote:I predict the next fad will be the rediscovery of coloured filters and special effects, they will be more genuine than computer adjustments


I`ve been known to stretch cling film over my lensbaby and often use colour gels for flash work, I don`t think these things will ever go out Smile
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
21 Jun 2012 7:14PM

Quote:I predict the next fad will be the rediscovery of coloured filters and special effects, they will be more genuine than computer adjustments

I`ve been known to stretch cling film over my lensbaby and often use colour gels for flash work, I don`t think these things will ever go out Smile



I can take rubbish photographs without the assistance of lensbabies and multicoloured condoms.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 Jun 2012 7:39PM

Quote:and multicoloured condoms


LOl the clear ones are handy for weather proofing compacts, giving a diy under water holga effect Smile
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
21 Jun 2012 8:42PM

Quote:and multicoloured condoms

LOl the clear ones are handy for weather proofing compacts, giving a diy under water holga effect Smile




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