Playing around with depth of field and I think I finally get it?

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Mark Scott Abeln
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Re: Playing around with depth of field and I think I finally get it?

LillyRoseAvalos wrote:

I discovered that when you use a really low F stop and really blur the image you can make images that look a bit like paintings. I cant quite put my finger on it but I really like the way it looks. It has a kind of painterly quality to it.

Congratulations! You discovered bokeh, or the quality of out-of-focus blur!

Different models of lenses have different out-of-focus blur renderings, and really good ones tend to command a good price.

The blur in front of the point of focus is often different from the blur behind the point of focus, so that might be worth investigating.

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