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ChemEAngler 08-03-2008 01:56 PM

Playing around with Depth of Field
 
I bought a new lens for my DSLR, and thought I would play around with depth of field. I wanted to have a very shallow depth of field, with the primary object of interest being what is in focus. I am looking forward to trying this technique with a fish. I would like to focus in on the eyes from the front, but have the back 3/4 of the fish be blurry. It just creates something new. The last two are of jars of blackberry jelly the wife and I made yesterday, just looked kind of cool sitting there cooling off. What do you guys think?

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buckeyetrouter 08-03-2008 04:59 PM

that's a big variation in the jam pics.....does your new camera allow you to do bracketing? Just picked up the D80 and have started playing with the bracketing for pic variations and also the B&W capabilities (should be fun learning)....can even layer two pics with this DSLR.......


God Bless & Good Fishing
bob

ChemEAngler 08-03-2008 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by buckeyetrouter (Post 56163)
that's a big variation in the jam pics.....does your new camera allow you to do bracketing? Just picked up the D80 and have started playing with the bracketing for pic variations and also the B&W capabilities (should be fun learning)....can even layer two pics with this DSLR.......


God Bless & Good Fishing
bob

I have the D40, and don't know about the bracketing, I am still working on the basics. Primarily how to manipulate aperture for various effects. I just use my photo editing software to make my pictures B&W. I think it loses a little pop if the camera converts to B&W. This is a fun hobby, but it can be very expensive. My wife nearly flipped out when I showed her another lens I wanted. However, I sold her on the quality of the photos we can get of our new son. So, I spend most of my time doing portrait shots of him.

Travis


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