Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

A shallow depth of field (DoF) is the small or narrow area in an image that is in focus.

Often, the background is blurred while only the subject stays in focus. This allows you to draw the viewer’s attention to one particular subject or part of your scene.

Tips for achieving a shallow DoF:

  • Use a wide aperture
  • Place the camera close to the subject in question, with distance to the background
  • Nail the focus. If photographing an animal, focus on the eye nearest to you

Some more information:

Adobe Discover – shallow depth of field

(Heads up – next week’s challenge will be quirky letter boxes)

Here are a few examples from our cluster gallery:

by Glynn M
by Les W
by Dave T

You have until next Tuesday to upload your image to Cluster. Members have all been sent an invitation to join and most have done so already. If you have any trouble feel free to email Esther. We also encourage you to leave encouraging comments for other members.

I would love to receive your suggestions/requests for future challenges. Please leave them as a comment under the challenge notification in Cluster or Facebook.

We will also post this competition on our “Friends of BCC” Facebook group so our friends can still participate by sharing their images on Facebook.