D of F Film

DEPTH OF FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

Instructions
(Counts for Two Assignments: 5&6)

INTRODUCTION

Depth of field refers to the part of the photo that is in focus, and is controlled by Aperture, focal length and Distance from subject, or after the fact by applying a blur in Photoshop.
Find Objects that can be photographed against an unfocussed background (Use at least one Door or Window)
AND images that can be framed by unfocused items in the foreground (Think of foliage and other objects)
– As you will want to use relatively wide apertures, make sure you do not shoot in very bright areas.
– You will be using some of these images for your next assignment, so think before you shoot!

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Take at least 8 SETS of photos of different Subjects.
Each set has:
• One photo with blurred foreground or background (limited Depth of field = large aperture f1.8-f3.2)
PLUS
• One photo of the SAME SCENE with everything in focus. (This is your reference image = smallest aperture f22)

SUBMIT:

Contact Sheet showing 8 attempts (Control and reference) PLUS
– 1 Good Print (5×7) of blurred background with its reference shoot
– 1 Good Print (5×7) of blurred foreground with its reference shoot
– Mount Images and contact sheet and clearly label them

Assignment 5 KEY CRITERIA:

Clear contact sheet shows 8 sets of images

Assignment 6 KEY CRITERIA:

Good prints, focus selective on one, control image fully in focus, good presentation

CHALLENGE:

PRINT your Limited depth of field images as a 5×7, and reference images half that size (4×5), ensuring the prints have same density. (This teaches you about the relationship between image size and exposure times in the darkroom)

NOTE: KEEP ALL FILM FOR LATER ASSIGNMENTS!
Gallery of Samples