Project 52: The Big Picture and Dog Photography | Week 7 | 2021
It's Week 7 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle project and our topic was "deep depth of field." Depth of field is the distance between the closest and farthest object that is in focus. Deep depth of field is when more, if not most of the image is in focus versus being more blurred out. Typically, when focusing on a subject, you want the subject to be in focus and the background to be out of focus. Deep depth of focus is more often used when photographing landscapes or architecture. Sometimes, when you combine photographing a subject like a pet or a person along with a landscape background you want to have more of the background in focus than blurred out.
This first image has a relatively deep depth of field because while Mr. Bojangles is my subject, the real focus of the image was the architecture of Cincinnati's Union Terminal. The edges are a little soft because of the lens I used, a manual focus 14mm. The opposite of deep depth of field is shallow depth of field. The image below of Mr. Bojangles at Smail Park has a shallow depth of field, as the Roebling Bridge is out of focus in the background.
So which do you prefer?
Up next in the blog circle is Family & Pet Portraits with creator Danyel Rogers at Wag to my Heart Studio. Serving Hillsboro and the greater Portland Metro area. After you visit with Danyel, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.
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Great examples to demonstrate the difference between the two, and I always find it amazing just how much we can glean from a blurred background - for example, Mr. B is clearly standing in front of a bridge abutment, and because it's blurred, I'm not exactly sure which one, but I can imagine and choose to put him on a New York City adventure and was checking out the Brooklyn Bridge!
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