Depth of Field Confusion

There is a lot of confusion around depth of field. Here is my take on it. I know there is still a lot for me to learn. It seems like people focus on the aperture settings, which does has an effect. However, so does the distance to your subject as well as the distance between your subject and the background.

 

SOOC

Soooo, this acronym is thrown about a lot. SOOC means Straight Out Of Camera. There is a segment of photographers out there that feel if it is not sooc that you are somehow cheating. Everyone has an opinion on this. Here is mine… it’s art.

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Luminar 3

I have been using Luminar for a few years now. Over the years the product has changed and grown. Originally it was mostly an effect program designed for giving photos a certain look. It still allows for that functionality. However, it has added the ability to do raw processing. Most recently, it has added the ability to function as a Digital Asset Manager, or DAM for short.

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PlatyPod

PlatyPod Ultra
PlatyPod Ultra

So I mentioned a PlatyPod. What is a PlatyPod you ask? It is a small plate that takes a ball head or screw that will attach to your camera’s mounting hole. What I really like about the PlatyPod is that it is so small you can easily fit it in a backpack or even your back pocket.

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Macro Photography

Dandelion Macro Shot
Dandelion Macro Shot

So, I have started to experiment with macro photography. I have learned that it is challenging to hold the camera steady when you are shooting super close. This isn’t to say that I haven’t gotten decent results. It is just something that I need to be aware of. I really should be shooting off of a tripod/platypod to hold the camera steady. Continue reading “Macro Photography”