Shallow depth of field
Shallow depth of field can be beautiful. But the problem with such a focus is that the real focus can be hard to find in the view finder. Magic lantern can assist in finding the focus.
Autumn power, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I always wanted to try the “indian summer” Color filter. Obviously one has to wait for autumn. Here it is. I played with Nik Color Efex: Indian Summer and then some tonal contrast to emphasize the lines in the leaves.
The side effects of DOF
Crossing in 3D, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I love shallow depth of field and I love putting my nifty fifty on my camera to run through Vienna. I managed one of those rare shots where the shallow depth of field and the light makes an object jump out of the frame. The DOF…
Focus on people! – a tiltshift which is none.
Focus on people!, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. A lot of people know how tiltshift works. Even more think, that they can do good tiltshift. Mostly the tiltshift is dull and SOOC (straight out of the camera) lacking the subtle details which make your mind go BOOM! I tried a different approach. Like in…
Lessons learned with my first manual lens on DSLR
I recently bought a manual lens on ebay. I saw some pictures taken with a manual lens on flickr and got curious. Some minutes and EUR 88,- later (USD 125,-) I was the owner of a Revuenon 55mm f1.4, an adapter for the M42 screw mount to EF and a lens hood. The first impression…
DOF dice Test with Revuenon 55mm 1:1.4
DOF dice Test with Revuenon 55mm 1:1.4, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. Still trying to master the 1.4 with manual focusing on my 60D. It seems bad to focus with the liveview. I have seen some good shots and some bad ones but it still hits me like a hammer how shallow DOF can…
Two acronyms in Photography you should know
People who look at my flickr stream mostly ask what these acronyms are because they are seen often in photography: DOF: meaning “depth of field” and providing you either with sharpness in every detail or just a range, hence often called shallow DOF. POV: meaning point of view and speaks for itself What are your favorites?
A walk in 50mm (1)
It is said that it is a good thing for a photographer to use prime lenses. The funny thing is that I was planning on doing something absolute different, which is another project. What is so different when using a prime lense? The difference lies not only in the elimination of the variable zoom. It…