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Shallow DOF for stock

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Bradcalkins
New article posted: Shallow DOF for stock
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 11/30/2011, 10:44:18 AM
Egomezta
Thanks for the tips, great images, good luck.
and equipment: - Nikkor 70-300 mm - Nikkor 18-105 mm...
Posted: 11/30/2011, 13:07:19 PM
Davidwatmough
You have around 2500 images and around 14,000 sales in 3 years on DT ......... which looks to be far far above average.. are you a full time professional photographer ........ or just very smart....... please write a blog explaining the secrets of your success....... David.
Nikon D 700 and various Nikon lens.
Posted: 12/01/2011, 05:15:28 AM
Owaisphotography
excellent work
TFS
Posted: 12/01/2011, 08:16:22 AM
Bradcalkins

Originally posted by Davidwatmough:
Quoted Message: You have around 2500 images and around 14,000 sales in 3 years on DT ......... which looks to be far far above average.. are you a full time professional photographer ........ or just very smart....... please write a blog explaining the secrets of your success....... David.





Thanks for the nice comment :) The secret, if I have one, is short titles... Have a read of this blog of mine: http://blog.dreamstime.com/2010/04/19/is-keywording-a-self-fulfilling-prophecy-_art32223
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 12/01/2011, 09:51:46 AM
Py2000
Some examples with thin DOF that work for me:

 Kid Tattoo  Lifeguard 

I think shallow DOF works great when I do not have much control on the background. It gives better focus/pop on the main subject. Also, it's really not that difficult to take care of the noises or color fringing in the out of focus area in post-processing as those areas are not the crucial part of the images.
Canon bodies & lenses
Posted: 12/01/2011, 10:04:36 AM
Davidwatmough
I have justed spotted your figure of 1900 messages on message boards maybe that keeps you in the public eye and the buyers eyes as well ? David.
PS Whatever is said and done quality counts ! and you've clearly achieved that. .
Nikon D 700 and various Nikon lens.
Posted: 12/01/2011, 10:06:35 AM
Kphotos6411
I have submitted many images with selective DOF, all have been rejected. I have noticed for several years that shallow or selective DOF pictures are widely used in magazines and greeting cards here in the US, but they are not welcome on DT.
scanners....
Posted: 12/01/2011, 11:27:02 AM
Kphotos6411
I have submitted many images with selective DOF, all have been rejected. I have noticed for several years that shallow or selective DOF pictures are widely used in magazines and greeting cards here in the US, but they are not welcome on DT.
scanners....
Posted: 12/01/2011, 11:27:46 AM
Peanutroaster
You're right - DOF can be tricky to get accepted. Your example of the cookie dough is great for showing an image that highlights one area. The paint brush also is where you'd expect the focus to be.

I've a lot of "too much of the subject is out of focus". I have managed to get a few accepted by cropping out the out of focus area.

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lens. Alien bees studio lights....
Posted: 12/01/2011, 12:09:34 PM
Peanutroaster
I've sold this one:

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lens. Alien bees studio lights....
Posted: 12/01/2011, 12:13:27 PM
Shopartgallerycom
Is not so much accepted but I love images with selective DOF. Your BAKING Cookies are great!
Canon EOS 5D Mk II and various Canon lenses L series
Posted: 12/02/2011, 05:03:44 AM
Nantucketphotoart
I agree with your reasons for DT to reject DOT photographs. Many of my photographs have been rejected because of DOT when I did this on purpose to emphasize the main subject.
Posted: 12/02/2011, 08:18:37 AM
Nantucketphotoart
I agree with your reasons for DT to reject DOT photographs. Many of my photographs have been rejected because of DOT when I did this on purpose to emphasize the main subject.
Posted: 12/02/2011, 08:18:37 AM
Nantucketphotoart
I agree with your reasons for DT to reject DOT photographs. Many of my photographs have been rejected because of DOT when I did this on purpose to emphasize the main subject.
Posted: 12/02/2011, 08:18:38 AM
Iwhitwo
Shallow depth of field example.

An example for me would be this shot of a robin in a tree taken at F5.6 with a L series 100 - 400 at full zoom.

Canon gear
Edited: 12/03/2011, 12:51:48 PM
Iwhitwo
Posted: 12/03/2011, 13:04:21 PM
Bradcalkins
Thanks for all the photos :)
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 12/03/2011, 23:08:08 PM
Yellowind
Admin
Yeah, thanks for sharing thoughts and experience. I rethink my work on food and other shooting with bokeh.
105mm and Helios 40-2 my favourite one. Later used Pentax system. ...
Posted: 12/04/2011, 03:35:58 AM
Verdelho
Here's a couple. Enjoy. Ken

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USM, EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro, plus several others, studio lighting setup...
Posted: 12/07/2011, 01:51:50 AM
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