* Wed C&C No Theme Thread #307 14 03 12 *

Started 9 months ago | Photos thread
RoelHendrickx
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not directed at you but at the Usual Suspects
In reply to NewGirlLiz, 9 months ago

NewGirlLiz wrote:

Wow, Roel, thank you for this detailed feedback. I totally understand what you're saying. I didn't think I really agreed with you about the distant buildings, but looking at it more, i think you're right.

By the way, I'm not a 'shallow DOF junkie' myself. I took this shot as part of an assignment for my photography class that was all about exploring depth of field!

The remark was not directed at you, but at the usual suspects, battling it out forever, like for instance in this thread:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53265323

(Mind you : those same people seldom participate in threads about real photos like our weekly get-together.)

Someone in that thread somewhere spoke wise words : he said that a National Geo photographer he had the pleasure of working with, always said that graphic simplicity and subject isolation starts with the relationship between subject and background : if you arrange those well, the depth of field does not really matter all that much.  And I agree with that wholeheartedly.

After that, I stopped reading, because those DOF discussions are like a merry-go-round: they get nowhere, but they accelerate and make you sick to the stomach...

Thanks again - really helpful.

Liz

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