Great example: Why more DoF is BETTER

Started May 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Great example: Why more DoF is BETTER
In reply to Everdog, May 29, 2012

Everdog wrote:

I once had a photographer tell me that you can always reduce DoF from a picture, but you can never get DoF back. So if you go too far, you are screwed.

Now here is a great example of why more DoF is better. Credit goes to Aliens Skin Software

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http://www.alienskin.com/bokeh/examples/images/aperture/Aperture_1.jpg
Can your FF camera do this?
http://www.alienskin.com/bokeh/examples/images/aperture/Aperture_3.jpg
More tradition look..
http://www.alienskin.com/bokeh/examples/images/aperture/Aperture_2.jpg

As you can see MORE DoF gives you MORE creative freedom. You can't go from example #3 back to example #2. Nor can you get to...
http://www.alienskin.com/bokeh/examples/images/aperture/Aperture_4.jpg

Here we go again...

Anyways, I'd like to see larger sample images, I haven't been impressed with add in post depth of field effects particularly around complex subjects like women with hair. Anyone have any full sized examples?

by the way, you can just stop down the FF (or any other format) to get similar depth of field, yes you have to up the ISO to compensate, or increase your shutter.
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