Understanding the aesthetics of depth of field


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Understanding the aesthetics of depth of field

Throughout this course, I've been defining shallow depth of field as a problem, as something that you are kind of constantly fighting when you are working at macro scale. Now that you've seen focus stacking, you have a solution to that shallow depth of field problem. But does that mean that every image you shoot, when you're working macro, needs to be really deep depth of field? Obviously, if you are shooting a moving subject, or if you are out in the field, focus stacking is not always an option, but here in the studio it is something you could try to do on every shot. But should you? Take a look at this.

Our Director, Jacob Cunningham, shot this great shot of a bee, and I was looking at it, and thinking, "That's a really great shot of a bee." But I love the texture on the ball, whatever that is, that seed pod think that the bee is standing on. And, I thought, "Well, it would be cool if there was some more depth of field underneath the bee." So, I started...

Understanding the aesthetics of depth of field
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Understanding the aesthetics of depth of field provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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