Controlling what is sharp in our pictures can be a big challenge for beginners, but even experienced photographers can find themselves not varying their technique according to circumstances. We can get in a rut! The challenge that we have set for members is intended to just make us all aware that we should think about our depth of field at the time of taking our images.
Using depth of field to its best advantage takes some thought and a only a little technical ability…even if it just blurring the background cloth in a studio portrait to ensure that ugly creases in the background don’t show…like this:
In landscape photography, you may want your image to be sharp from front to back, like this:
Depth of field can be used creatively to create a 3D effect and to concentrate the attention on one part of the image:
The challenge is not too difficult and hopefully we will all have a go and produce some really interesting photographs.
- Create some new photographs using depth of field as the principle feature
- Demonstrate that you can control the sharpness of different elements in your picture
- Create something that works artistically, whether shallow or deep depth of field
- Try both shallow and deep depth of field as appropriate to your subjects and with the same subject
The aftermath evening when we show our images is on the 3rd January 2019…but please upload to the portal before Christmas!