Soft Shallow Depth of Field Images
Have lots of appeal to me
Not so much to photography judges
After a week of high contrast Black & White
Time for a 180 and look at low contrast color
Suggestions (not rules)
1. Some part of the image should be in sharp focus
A place for your eye to rest
2. Careful placement within the frame
Not everyone’s cup of tea
Shoot for yourself and it doesn’t matter
The following images were all made with a 1:1 macro lens
Wide open aperture
Paper thin depth of field
No crop; RAW conversion in Adobe ACR
Very slight tonal & color contrast adjustments
Click any image to open full screen slide show
The above are the antitheses of this set from the other day
Painterly vs. Graphic
Getting my money’s worth out of my $6 tulip
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