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    Default Good Use of DOF

    This weeks assignment is all about DOF ( depth of field)
    whether it is a shallow DOF or a greater DOF... make sure it works and think about what you are trying to achieve...

    Shallow DOF..

    Large DOF

    Exif data should still be intact if you wish to participate in the mini contest.... also the image in question should be taken with in the 9th Jan -22nd Jan 2008

    next weeks assignment will be "Minimalism"

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    Assignment DOF
    I shot this using a +1 and a +4 diopter Macro add on filter. This allows for a nice magnification shot with a very shallow DOF. Adding the +2 filter, caused the DOF to become too shallow to tell what was being photographed. This set-up (all 3 macro filters in addition to an 8 diopter Magnifying glass), is what I'm experimenting with for my "Flakey Challenge" on the Games and Challenges page. It's ideal for shooting snowflakes or any other subject less than 1/2 mm in depth. Anyone interested? See the Flakey Challenge thread. My shots are not that great, but Jiminy Clickit has some wonderful images he's been working on. Thanks and good luck.
    Last edited by FocalFrenzy; 01-17-2008 at 04:56 PM. Reason: Hukt onn Fonix mest mee upp!
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    Not for the assignment (pic is too old!)
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    Default Assignment: Good use of "DOF"


    The Dragonfly
    I wanted this to look like he is coming in for a landing and focus on the head of this metal dragonfly. How I wish I could capture a real one... Nikon D40
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    Default Assignment : Good Use of DOF

    Here's a little 3 shot panorama from the mountains about 5 minutes from my apartment.

    No EXIF since it's a pano but here's the info:

    ISO 200 f/8 1/320s
    16 Jan 2008

    From Rock Canyon
    Pentax K10D, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, F 50mm f1.7, Tamron 70-300mm LD Di Macro, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8
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    **Latest Assignment : Good Use of DOF**

    toy.project - 5.365

    Here`s my attempt at the assignment.
    Nikon D80 / Nikon 18-135MM

    Okay to edit and repost my pictures on DPS only.


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    Default Assignment: Good use of DoF

    This is my second post and I really hope to keep getting better with the help of this site and everyone on it

    Nikon D40
    2008/01/05 14:11:54.9
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
    Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
    Focal Length: 30mm
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/15 sec - F/4.5
    Exposure Comp.: +1.7 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 1600
    Optimize Image: Softer
    White Balance: Fluorescent -1
    AF Mode: Manual
    Flash Sync Mode:
    Flash Mode:
    Auto Flash Comp:
    Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
    Tone Comp.: Less Contrast
    Hue Adjustment: 0
    Saturation: Auto
    Sharpening: Low
    Image Comment:
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    VR Control: Off
    High ISO NR: On (Normal)
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    Last edited by powjana05; 01-20-2008 at 07:47 PM. Reason: Adding EXIF

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    Assignment: Good use of DOF
    This one was so much fun to do. I love DOF shots!! I tried very hard to make sure that my main focus object was clear and then the leaves and the small branch still visible but just out of focus then the branches on the ground were hardly visible at all yet you could still make them out. I sure hope it all worked the way I think it did. Lots of fun in this group. SO many Amazing shots on here!!

    pink rose

    EXIF Data:
    Camera: Nikon D80
    X-Resolution: 240 dpi
    Y-Resolution: 240 dpi
    Software: Ver.1.01
    Date and Time: 2008:01:13 19:54:15
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Date and Time (Original): 2008:01:13 14:55:53
    Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:01:13 14:55:53
    More EXIF Data can be obtained by clicking on photo then to "more properties"
    Last edited by pooks; 01-17-2008 at 10:28 PM.

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    Default Latest Assignment : Good Use of DOF

    Last edited by Nicole; 01-17-2008 at 03:47 PM.

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