On the subject of depth of field

I usually prefer a deeper depth of field to a shallower one; shooting in an urban environment with my Canon 1100D and the 18-55mm kit lens, I tend to use apertures between 5.6 (shooting into the shadows) and 8 (shooting into a sunny area) for an ISO of 100. There’s too much focus on bokeh (maybe because it smacks of expensive camera and lens); an adequate depth ends up giving you a richer, multi-layered photo.

That said, sometimes a nice and shallow depth of field can bring out the best in a scene.

These were all shot in Grasmere, Lake District, on a day trip last Saturday.

When it works, a shallow depth of field really brings out colours and textures.

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This entry was posted by Carlos Ferreira.

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