DEPTH OF FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY
(Counts for Two Assignments)
Depth of field refers to the part of the photo that is in focus, BOKEH is the term for the blurry backgrounds. This 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!
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)
• One photo of the SAME SCENE with everything in focus. (This is your reference image = smallest aperture f22)
- 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
- Print Reference Shots HALF the size of the ones with blur!
- Mount Images and contact sheet and clearly label them
Clear contact sheet shows 8 sets of images, Good prints, focus selective on one, control image fully in focus, good presentation