Exploring Depth of Field

by Hannah Thomson October. 11, 2017 387 views

DOF. Depth of Field. Another camera skill I have completely no idea how to use to my advantage but countless hours practising, these are the results. It's been interesting to see how changing the Aperture to try and change the DOF makes such a severe change in the shot. Meaning that changing your shutter speed and ISO is so crucial to get enough light for the image whilst still capturing your desired DOF.

Finger out of Focus

Finger out of Focus

Working with coins was very interesting as it clearly showed that a slight change in Aperture could effect even the smaller of objects. Personally, I found reaching the desired images difficult but none the less all three photos are distinctively different in focus which is what I was aiming for.

Furthest

Furthest

Middle

Middle

Closest

Closest

Finally, focusing on shots which we see daily on magazines or social media, real life images, wether it be a solo pose or a conversation. Using DOF to capture that moment can make it seem so much more special. By the focus being on a single person, it makes the image about them, the conversation about them and attracts the audience's attention to them so its crucial it's used in a way that will match the story you're trying to create rather than confuse it.

Blurred

Blurred

Over the Shoulder

Over the Shoulder

Up Close

Up Close

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