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Two ways to use shallow DOF when posing groups

With eyes at or close to the same distance from camera to achieve equal focus on subjects.This gives each person equal importance to the image.Works well for families.Allow one to be in focus and the others to be out of focus.Combined with the composition of your photo, using diagonals or rule of thirds, etc, you allow the one to become the primary focus while the others fade into the background.So, there are my thoughts.Most of these images are not mine, but I thought... continue reading

Shallow DOF for stock

One of my latest images just sold, and it occured to me that I have very few images with shallow depth of field as a key feature.In some closeups it is enevitable, but I rarely use it as a 'focus' of my stock images.There are a few reasons for this:1. Lens are a little less than optimal at wide apertures, leading to potential rejections.Macro lenses (such as used in my cookie shot) are exceptions, but most fast lenses will introduce color fringing in out of focus areas.2. Maximum flexibility,... continue reading

The F 2.8 ( love it or hate it)

When I started with photography a year ago, wide aperture lens ( f 2.8, f1.4) were all that I desired as I wanted to shoot in low light situations and also get the pleasing bokeh in almost all my shots by using the widest aperture. I enjoyed it very much.Then I joined dreamstime and these images with my aperture wide open were rejected as the depth of field (DOF) was too shallow and much of the images were out of focus. Thus I started to shoot with smaller apertures to get that DOF. Moreover the... continue reading

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