|Purred: Mon Jan 7, '13 5:26pm PST |
|first of all me wants to let you all know my photographer (mom) is doing MUCH better and although me was afraid me wasn't going to be able to pawticipate in this challenge, me is now looking forward to it
now... me has a couple of pennies to toss in about DOF and as me "see's" it
cinematography and still photography are very close relatives, the concepts used are essentially the same... me suggests while you watch your favorite TV programs, pay attention to the DOF used in the scenes... constantly changing, focusing IN on the subject(s) they want you to pay attention to for the story-line, blurring out either the foreground or background or both... of course there are times everything is in focus but there is a flow...
in still photography, busy backgrounds (and foregrounds) have to be evaluated carefully to get the right shot... for example: a potentially fabulous photo is taken of a subject with a wide DOF (i.e. everything is in focus) and after it is "printed" it looks like a tree is growing out of the subject's head this could be avoided in spite of a busy background by using a tight DOF... separating the subject to convey the story from abstractions...
that being said... let's see if me can do that
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