In Defense of Depth (TOP)

Started Jun 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Pakhead
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Re: In Defense of Depth (TOP)
In reply to amalric, Jun 21, 2012

A valuable corrective to the preoccupation with narrow DOF. But it is understandable why that has happened. The move to digital has resulted in cameras with sensors far smaller than 35mm film, and much deeper DOF. Isolating subjects through selective focus is very difficult with most point-and-shoot digicams. Being able to shoot with a narrow DOF is one of the most obvious advantages of higher-spec cameras, so shooting this way is associated with becoming more advanced as a photographer and buying better gear. And as wide-aperture lenses are more expensive, the kind of photography practiced with them tends to be seen as more 'premium'.
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