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MNC - Depth of Field

By cattyal  
Evening all - having seen the odd comment about the MNC's getting too much fun and requiring less in the technical skill department I figured I'd set the challenge tonight as Depth of Field - or for Cheryl - DOF Wink

It can still be fun though - the choices of subject matter are endless and I'm restricting nothing (within reason and decency!). Be it jelly babies in a row - flowers, bugs, the tines of a fork - absolutely anything.

Chosen purely because it's a favourite occupation of mine to experiment with the most barking mad DOF - none of the results ever get shown here but it amuses me no end and hopefully it might amuse you.

Tags: General Depth of field Dof Monday night challenge Mnc

Voters: Bob_V, G73photography, StephenBrighton and 5 more


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gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:14PM
Any hints on how to produce that kind of shot would be appreciated at this point!!
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Oct 2008 8:16PM
The shot above is immaterial old thing.... the challenge is all about 'Depth of Field'.

Smile
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
27 Oct 2008 8:17PM
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:17PM
i know..............but whats the best way to produce a shot with DOF?
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
27 Oct 2008 8:17PM
My turn to ask a question. Do we upload our entries here as a Mod?
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:18PM

Quote:See here


Cheers shaks
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:19PM

Quote:My turn to ask a question. Do we upload our entries here as a Mod?


Yep
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
27 Oct 2008 8:21PM
Cool, cheers.
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:26PM
Just too hard for me!! Catch you all next week!!
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
27 Oct 2008 8:26PM
f2.8 usually does the trick for me - especially on the Fuji S7000 I did that shot with Smile
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
27 Oct 2008 8:31PM

Quote:Just too hard for me!! Catch you all next week!!


oh no gossyboy - I thought it was be fairly straightforward this week Sad Actually I've never read that article and think it would be a good idea for me to do so. Most of my images are done with little thought to the technicalities - I've just got to know what my various cameras can do and don't think about the numbers.
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:36PM

Quote:F2.8 usually does the trick for me - especially on the Fuji S7000 I did that shot with

Going as low as I can on app around 3.5ish and everything staying in focus..............
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:39PM
i know I should read more about my camera and how to do various shots. i have produced quite a few shots with a good DOF but now i have got to do it i'm finding it impossible. not to worry, it will give me something to look up and do this week..................

Good luck all..................
27 Oct 2008 8:42PM
Aha... the return of the Crusty Old Bosun..!!
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
27 Oct 2008 8:42PM
have you tried varying your physical distance from the object in question? How close can you get for instance - with the macro the closer I get the narrower the DOF (often up to a couple or so inches) - if I'm too lazy to change the lens then I have to move way back from the flower in question to get more in focus.

I know this is not the technical answer but I find this approach usually works
Barbaraj 14 450 England
27 Oct 2008 8:44PM
Well, I entered but only after my batteries in camera failed !
Then my daughter wanted to look on the internet and I resized the photo wrongly and had to do it again.
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
27 Oct 2008 8:46PM

Quote:Well, I entered but only after my batteries in camera failed !
Then my daughter wanted to look on the internet and I resized the photo wrongly and had to do it again.



Ah the trials of working against the clock Smile Trust me however, the judging bit is going to be far more stressful!
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:47PM

Quote:Have you tried varying your physical distance from the object in question? How close can you get for instance - with the macro the closer I get the narrower the DOF (often up to a couple or so inches) - if I'm too lazy to change the lens then I have to move way back from the flower in question to get more in focus.

I know this is not the technical answer but I find this approach usually works



All going way over my head i'm affraid. Thanks for trying but you are dealing with a real beginer here.............i mainly use the auto and have done a fair bit with the shutter speeds but the whole apperture thing still has me a bit confused.............
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:47PM
I like mr cals head scan, but what is he doing with lego???

i like the resistor one too, if i was really geeky then id day that the front one was a 4.7k ohm resistor. DOH!!
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 8:49PM
some really good entries, Mrcals face is superb
ian
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
27 Oct 2008 8:51PM
Entered for the first time in ages Smile Was a bit of a challenge to find something funky right enough, hope it was good enough!
27 Oct 2008 8:52PM

Quote:if i was really geeky then id day that the front one was a 4.7k ohm resistor. DOH!!


You are and it is...! 'cept you forgot the gold = 2% tolerance...I think..!!
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 9:00PM

Quote:Quote:if i was really geeky then id day that the front one was a 4.7k ohm resistor. DOH!!You are and it is...! 'cept you forgot the gold = 2% tolerance...I think..!!



dam, oh yeah the gold band, not done that for over 10 years, lol
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 9:02PM
ok, im jealous of jase`s pic.... oooo all that stella.
dwilkin 14 24.3k United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 9:02PM
Gossyboy - in all seriousness, it's pretty much all controlled by the aperture. The basic rule-of-thumb that I go by is 'The smaller the number on the aperture reading, the smaller the depth of field' - so that F2.8 always gives less depth than F8, which gives less than F22...
biscuit61 12 16 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 9:03PM
Some really good pics tonight, my first time on my own!!I like the tins of soup and the bottles of stella. Well done to all. Graham
gossyboy 12 460 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 9:05PM

Quote:Gossyboy - in all seriousness, it's pretty much all controlled by the aperture. The basic rule-of-thumb that I go by is 'The smaller the number on the aperture reading, the smaller the depth of field' - so that F2.8 always gives less depth than F8, which gives less than F22...


My heads hurting now. All too technical for me. I'm gonna have to go buy a photography for dummies book or something.
Thanks to everyone for their help but it's just not going in!
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
27 Oct 2008 9:06PM
Thanks all - on the one hand I'm pleased to see lots of entries - on the other I now have to pick one out as the winner Sad
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 9:08PM
i cant see a link to the forum.... so HERE IT IS ,

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