Shallow Depth of Field: Weekly Photography Challenge [With Examples]

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This week your challenge is to take and share an image with a shallow depth of field.

Image by RHiNO NEAL

We want to see pictures with part of your shot in crystal clear focus and the rest thrown out of focus. You can read about how to get shallow depth of field shots here but in short you’ll be wanting to shoot with wider open Aperture to get it.

I’ll include some examples below of shallow depth of field being used in a variety of types of photography.

Once you’ve taken your shallow depth of field Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSHALLOW to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Freestyle challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Here are some examples to get you thinking about this week’s challenge.

Image by purplemattfish

Image by enggul

Image by Thomas Shahan

Image by Dustin Diaz

Image by philippe leroyer

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Image by ~jjjohn~

Image by Amir K.

Image by Andross

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Image by LEO™

Image by conorwithonen

Image by Steve took it

Image by Merlijn Hoek

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Sirk September 22, 2011 08:40 pm

    Hungry
    Canon 60D

  • Daniel Rawana September 22, 2011 08:51 am

    Here's my entry!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/drawana/5999936948/

  • Kay September 20, 2011 08:05 am

    I'm new here and just got my Nikon d5100 but here's one of the first pics i took.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/instantclogger/6163501153/

  • Marty September 20, 2011 06:53 am

    One more Time

  • Marty September 20, 2011 06:49 am

    Last Try

  • Marty September 20, 2011 05:49 am

    Backyard Friend

  • Marty September 20, 2011 05:48 am

    Backyard Froend

  • lauhriz September 20, 2011 05:46 am

    my atemts :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauhriz/6163356379/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauhriz/6163846622/in/photostream

  • dwphotos September 20, 2011 03:01 am

    Kym Ottery - for being an "absolute amateur" you took fantastic shots!!

  • dwphotos September 19, 2011 11:09 pm

    Hmm.. that didn't work. Let's try it this way.

    My 2 year-old son spelling out "Oso" (a Disney character) with his foam letters.

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6172/6162189307_ed7436371a.jpg

  • B-Twien Clicks September 19, 2011 09:59 pm

    Catch me if you can:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/btwienclicks/5746545329/in/photostream

  • Chummi Photography September 19, 2011 09:15 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirangosu/6161472717/

  • John Smith September 19, 2011 12:37 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6160770375_455dfd1cf1_z.jpg
    Finally got those wings to freeze

  • Aldrin Malakar September 19, 2011 10:46 am

    Nice photos...

    Here's mines. Any criticism is appreciated since I don't know anything about photography.

    http://flic.kr/p/a1PBnS
    http://flic.kr/p/a1LF8g
    http://flic.kr/p/a1PwaN
    http://flic.kr/p/a1LF8g

  • cguytonjr September 19, 2011 08:29 am

    It's my shot of a fly that's "Butter"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cguytonjr/6160074235/in/photostream[/img]

  • Keyur September 19, 2011 06:04 am

    This is mine.

    http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/310927_2407006451539_1142495829_2943043_408016375_n.jpg

  • Zuzana Cloud September 18, 2011 11:48 pm

    Here are mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zuzanacloud/6158417397/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zuzanacloud/6158416239/in/photostream/

  • Surojit September 18, 2011 09:10 pm

    The previous postdid not display the picture... hopefully its visible now.

  • Margaret Waggoner September 18, 2011 07:08 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/margaret_waggoner/6154673033/

    my last post didn't show up. This is a picture of a bunch of boys playing super smash bros in a tournament. I don't know about anyone else, but i think this picture kicks booty. If you don't agree, well you are entitled to your opinion.

    (hopefully you don't hate it though XD)

  • Jayne September 18, 2011 07:03 pm

    I've thought about taking part in a weekly challenge for a while, and here's my first go at it:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64036851@N07/sets/72157627571176015/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64036851@N07/6157791689/in/set-72157627571176015

  • stumbler2001 September 18, 2011 05:29 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6206/6032530999_1a3c8a6ff6_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/5822667102_04fee1c800_b.jpg

  • stumbler2001 September 18, 2011 05:22 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6208/6069224340_69b4c6312b.jpg

  • Surojit September 18, 2011 04:53 pm

    This pic was not shot with a macro. Using a Canon 70-200/2.8L IS lens with a 2x converter.

  • Kimberly Crawford September 18, 2011 11:46 am

    This is my first time posting. Looking for feedback/constructive criticism. Everyone's photos are amazing and inspiring!! http://kimberly365photoproject.blogspot.com/2011/09/weed.html

  • danielle September 18, 2011 10:06 am

    Hi!
    This is my first time. Hope I'll do this right. My shot for shallow DOF.

    Regards, Danielle

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/56715671@N03/6145365852/

  • stumbler2001 September 18, 2011 03:07 am

    test

  • slavbarb September 18, 2011 01:54 am

    A cat, a horse-rider and drops of rain in between:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slavbarb/6155998314/in/photostream/
    " Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter In sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles" :) :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slavbarb/6155994590/in/photostream/

  • Marlene September 18, 2011 12:07 am

    handspun and pottery

  • Margaret Waggoner September 17, 2011 06:39 pm

  • Margaret September 17, 2011 06:37 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/anSiSi

  • John Smith September 17, 2011 03:45 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6154962330_7757a9dc92_z.jpg
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6183/6154420895_94c2ae7d77_z.jpg
    Ill get it

  • John Smith September 17, 2011 03:40 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6154962330_7757a9dc92_s.jpg
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6183/6154420895_94c2ae7d77_s.jpg
    Some shots in the backyard

  • kelly ishmael September 17, 2011 07:43 am

    shallow DOF is one my favorite ways to take photos. here my submissions. cheers! kelly

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58736886@N05/6150768535/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58736886@N05/6151315606/in/photostream/

  • Jason Talley September 17, 2011 06:59 am

    http://exposurebyjtalley.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/DSC00039-3.jpg

  • Kamilla September 17, 2011 04:37 am

    http://500px.com/photo/2018025

  • Michelle Rousell September 17, 2011 01:18 am

    I just love echinops:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-j-rousell/6152808860/in/set-72157627473814055/

  • pam September 17, 2011 12:29 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pamwares/6153109956/in/photostream

  • Eugenia September 16, 2011 11:20 pm

    I love shallow DOFs. Great challenge! Here's my contribution:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherished_galaxy/6006647200/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherished_galaxy/6006647188/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherished_galaxy/5982397597/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherished_galaxy/5704271467/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherished_galaxy/5585731789/

  • Isa Ashour September 16, 2011 09:35 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52475789@N04/6151608788/in/photostream/

  • Dmitry September 16, 2011 07:59 pm

  • Rickus September 16, 2011 02:59 pm

  • Stewart R September 16, 2011 01:52 pm

    I took this the other day while whale watching my partner and other ladies were on the bow of the boat when i notices that they all had their hair blowing back.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slavetothis/6152085824/

  • Shyam September 16, 2011 01:10 pm

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Pha62g8XLol-fM5ery9gZw?feat=directlink

  • Tabtiha September 16, 2011 11:42 am

    I absolutely love shallow DOF! I'm just new to using a dSLR, and it's one of my favourite things to play around with. I hope you enjoy a beginners take!:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabitha_lavoie/5548950934/in/set-72157626087239687/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabitha_lavoie/5590142977/in/set-72157626087239687
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabitha_lavoie/5544982470/in/set-72157626186201641/

  • SeattleGuy September 16, 2011 06:46 am

    Here's one I took yesterday with my new 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. (p.s. It's full sized for detail)

    http://sarcasticpuppet.com/wp-content/uploads/Macro-015.jpg

  • gina September 16, 2011 04:41 am

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mIkIe8cgnEA/TnI-CccujHI/AAAAAAAAAIU/fKGaRphRH6k/last%252520of%252520summerstuff%252520010.JPG
    before the summer ends

  • Lynne J September 16, 2011 04:32 am

    San Diego Safari Park

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/19710788@N03/5751401204/in/photostream/

  • Andy Nash September 16, 2011 03:54 am

    Model: NIKON D3100
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/250 sec
    Aperture: 8.0
    Focal Length: 300mm

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OS1maFoCqjo/TnH7v_6PyRI/AAAAAAAAsjE/ZPsVHUcK2r8/s400/DSC_3810.jpg

  • sd70feb September 16, 2011 02:15 am

    hi...second attempt also... :(

    http://flic.kr/p/anizCx
    http://flic.kr/p/anmpvS

  • catalin georgescu September 16, 2011 01:18 am

    I have this one

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip4rgG-CWeA/Tl0XdGuCXlI/AAAAAAAACzw/smRNbR4B0dI/s1600/georgescu+catalin+peisaj+valcea+%25283%2529.jpg

    and this one

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-STQjDUvxF-Q/Tl0Xd9qER-I/AAAAAAAACz0/9JQ5_OjjlQM/s1600/georgescu+catalin+peisaj+valcea+%25285%2529.jpg

  • Scott Roesler September 16, 2011 12:08 am

    Sister-in-law's new puppy- wasn't intentional, but sure turned out cute!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mTupgqhvRvwLGChtG-DZUw?feat=directlink

  • Clint James September 15, 2011 11:52 pm

    Here is one of my daughter:
    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/golferfreddie/DSC_1548.jpg

  • harris nasution September 15, 2011 10:44 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajirr/6149513445/?edited=1

  • Kym Ottery September 15, 2011 08:31 pm

    The following are 2 examples of shallow depth of field whilst on a recent camping trip. I am an absolute amature, so hope to get alot better soon. I am enjoying taking part in the challenges though and giving new things a try.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kymmi_o/6149842650/in/set-72157627411517139/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kymmi_o/6149290529/in/set-72157627411517139/

  • Mark Buskbjerg September 15, 2011 07:53 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marknikolajsen/6133390968/in/photostream

  • Nik September 15, 2011 06:18 pm

    One more from me:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/coultas/5793988523/lightbox/ - A quiet night in !!

  • Heidi September 15, 2011 06:04 pm

    I only just discovered this assignment today whilst I was home sick. I only had my cat to keep me company, so naturally she was my subject.

    http://gallery.aspell.co.nz/index.php?album=phoebe&image=IMG_8854.jpg

    http://gallery.aspell.co.nz/index.php?album=phoebe&image=IMG_8833.jpg

    http://gallery.aspell.co.nz/index.php?album=phoebe&image=IMG_8847.jpg

  • Ashu Mittal September 15, 2011 04:57 pm

    Here's a couple of mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashumittal/4940709917/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashumittal/4155454264/

  • Sean Mooney September 15, 2011 04:04 pm

    A couple of amateur attempts here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/63396138@N08/sets/72157627550162655/

  • ShawnMc September 15, 2011 02:46 pm

    Some depth of field shots:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpl366/6148773095/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpl366/6148772485/in/photostream/

  • Robert Simmons September 15, 2011 01:24 pm

    These are great photos. I have meetings this week, so I had to quickly select my subject. This photo combines my love of photography with my love of beer.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuaussi/6149176846/in/photostream

  • Khoa D. September 15, 2011 11:00 am

    I took this picture before one of my wife's taiko performance. It's not that shallow (I don't think) but I hope you like it. This is my first post. Also I am a newbie with a DSLR. Let me know what you think!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdinh/6115355020/

  • sd70feb September 15, 2011 10:50 am

    hi. just upgraded to a Fuji FinePix s1000fd camera. here are my shallow dof photos...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sd70feb/6148287363/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sd70feb/6148838672/

  • Marie September 15, 2011 07:46 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/doubleexposed/6147915369/' title='Fade into the background...' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6209/6147915369_1e986d72eb.jpg']

  • Vic September 15, 2011 06:34 am

    Here's one I took as a macro attempt with 550D, 18-55mm kit lens and a front element from binoculars which I was holding in front of the lens.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vboykov/6131726266/' title='' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6195/6131726266_e65a7b0d42.jpg']

  • Victor Graciani September 15, 2011 03:48 am

    Hope you guys like this pictures. I will submit 3 of them.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vgraciani/6139422962/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vgraciani/6138739037/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vgraciani/6121419239/

  • ShootaBike September 15, 2011 03:46 am

    Here is my "Skin Deep"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootabike/6144799688/

  • PR1 September 15, 2011 01:24 am

    Prompted me to go back through some older photos and think about how I could have done better if I'd really been thinking as much about DOF as I should have been!

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yds68fhBlLA/Tmz6rreSeuI/AAAAAAAAAFo/IFfG7JaMXlA/s640/IMG_1570.jpg
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UaySx0LYrbU/Tmz78PGJ2PI/AAAAAAAAAFs/xt_uPc2OD1U/s640/IMG_6669.jpg
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wOoou1tvjss/Tmz8Kh-mphI/AAAAAAAAAFw/PiVxHtpQnfk/s640/IMG_5493.jpg

  • Abraham Westfall September 15, 2011 12:53 am

    Tons of great shots so far, but I have to add my two favs from this past week.
    Pic 1

    And
    Pic 2]

  • Abraham Westfall September 15, 2011 12:52 am

    Of course, that crap comment went in
    /sigh

    Tons of great shots so far, but I have to add my two favs from this past week.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/abrahamwestfall/6120294114/' title='DSC_0610' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6202/6120294114_3aa2dea05f.jpg']

    And
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/abrahamwestfall/6133853912/' title='DSC_0635' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6133853912_70ef4ccdba_z.jpg']

  • Abraham Westfall September 15, 2011 12:50 am

    My posts are going through for some reason.
    no clue why.

  • habeedi1 September 15, 2011 12:47 am

    here is on my favorites I took, thx...

    http://gallery.me.com/habeedi1/100002/monopoly/web.jpg?ver=13080830820001

    [eimg url='http://gallery.me.com/habeedi1/100002/monopoly/web.jpg?ver=13080830820001' title='web.jpg?ver=13080830820001']

  • Pete K September 14, 2011 11:09 pm

    One more taken yesterday... http://www.flickr.com/photos/ldasmaria/6146593605/

  • Patrick Huss September 14, 2011 11:08 pm

    3 days on and still no sign of posts. One last try...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickhuss/6083645191/' title='Constellation' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6083645191_6d51e36ed1_z.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickhuss/6075508162/' title='Clyde Abides b/w' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6075508162_2fd9117d45.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickhuss/6065463224/' title='retnE toN oD' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6181/6065463224_6503e1213b.jpg']

  • Fredrik Mårtensson September 14, 2011 10:51 pm

    Great post!

    My take:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/caldaean/4908168796
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/caldaean/6113725302

  • Judy September 14, 2011 03:58 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/help/photos/#2265887

  • Erik Kerstenbeck September 14, 2011 03:29 pm

    Hi

    Somewhat shallow here

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/fly-like-an-eagle/

    More shallow here

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/pure-horsepower/

    Super shallow here

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/eyeing-the-competition/

  • Uisge September 14, 2011 03:04 pm

    Thanks for the weekly challenges. They really help me expand my abilities.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54162359@N05/6145830327/in/set-72157627542597807
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54162359@N05/6145800751/in/set-72157627542597807/

  • UIsge September 14, 2011 03:02 pm

    Thanks for the weekly challenges. They really help me expand my abilities.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54162359@N05/6145800751/in/set-72157627542597807/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54162359@N05/6145830327/in/set-72157627542597807/

  • Tim Parkinson September 14, 2011 02:51 pm

    One more shot:
    http://blog.timparkinson.net/2011/08/21/plum-blossom/

  • Tim Parkinson September 14, 2011 02:28 pm

    A shallow depth of field shot of my cat:

    http://blog.timparkinson.net/2011/09/14/guinan/

  • Ozzie September 14, 2011 08:41 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60701150@N04/6145522902/

  • Ozzie September 14, 2011 08:39 am

  • sonia September 14, 2011 08:38 am

    This is my first posting. I just started taking pictures with my dslr. Feedback and suggestions are welcome! Thanks.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67378645@N05/6135444024/in/photostream

  • EddieQ September 14, 2011 08:36 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edquilty/6144843564/

  • Liz1234 September 14, 2011 07:18 am

    This is my second attempt at my first pots - I hope it works this time!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67438777@N03/6142557005/in/set-72157627659191990/

  • EddieQ September 14, 2011 05:14 am

    Just getting used to my X100, here are two shallow DOF shots I took at the weekend

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/edquilty/6144296033/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edquilty/6144295553/[/img]

  • cjaaron September 14, 2011 04:52 am

    My third and final submission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjaaron/6001041613/in/photostream

  • Jeffrey September 14, 2011 04:48 am

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O4XXXxU-xiU/TjiyMSMghpI/AAAAAAAABy0/bP6-OxisvRg/s400/Spiderweb%252520on%252520plum%252520tree.JPG

  • Jeffrey September 14, 2011 04:44 am

  • Kevin September 14, 2011 04:24 am

    https://plus.google.com/109614716639053426992/posts/9JZYqYL48CC

  • rcgwest September 14, 2011 01:26 am

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6163/6140500120_2b2e47d701.jpg

  • AnnaMF September 14, 2011 01:26 am

    Here is mine!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/annamf/5529572983/in/photostream

  • Mackenzie September 14, 2011 01:20 am

    My little man: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UTdzCIqISDw/Tm2A5vOg3HI/AAAAAAAAA-k/7e03tKIxS9k/s1600/film3.jpg

    My sister at our "back to school dinner": http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tnpmKAykmfo/TlWqnSXPfoI/AAAAAAAAA9o/gr-SwhcnTuw/s1600/DSC_0293+copy.jpg

  • Miklos Harmatos September 13, 2011 11:15 pm

    Some wildflower.....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/harmi/6069250929/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/harmi/6069183737/in/photostream

  • cjaaron September 13, 2011 10:43 pm

    Marigold: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjaaron/6143879830/in/photostream

  • Eric Chantigny September 13, 2011 10:32 pm

    Ok, my first post on DPS, 2nd try. I guess my picasa album was not public the first time. Now it is.

    There you go:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7uGKHVJ-e1Xc0otZCvZh4w?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Vg_t7Rg8-VONlHtyy6--ow?feat=directlink

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/VCEqBHbmAEakXtbFkWSwXA?feat=directlink

  • cjaaron September 13, 2011 10:32 pm

    Beauties and the Beast http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjaaron/6136406498/in/photostream

  • YenLoong September 13, 2011 09:34 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yenloong/6115599456/in/photostream

    One of my recent picture.

  • Sowmithri Chandra September 13, 2011 06:42 pm

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6070/6143463974_d29ef0ba48_b.jpg

  • Joe Marselo September 13, 2011 06:35 pm

    another chameleon
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5Z8qTMqTddn6k9GJECZ9HQ?feat=directlink

    a snake
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/E3ObUOog5Ikf9Fps2sh1JA?feat=directlink

  • Liz1234 September 13, 2011 04:39 pm

    Here's one from me

  • Michael September 13, 2011 02:16 pm

    Here are a couple of mine that I enjoy.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fivebball/6099367906/in/set-72157627435810739
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fivebball/5642278617/in/set-72157626550900222

  • Eugene Lagana September 13, 2011 01:38 pm

    Chameleon with open "hand"
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54528761@N07/6142291857/

  • Erik September 13, 2011 12:50 pm

    First try at this. Just getting into this hobby (new/first DSLR). Let me know what you all think. THanks.
    I keep tinking of these as the end of Summer pics.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67543600@N08/6142729396/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67543600@N08/6142173553/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67543600@N08/6142728952/in/photostream/

  • John P Mensah September 13, 2011 11:33 am

    My original post did not show up so here is the correct link
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alphamax/6139600810/in/photostream/

  • Renton September 13, 2011 10:59 am

    sorry same link twice

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/riffrenton/6141887419/in/photostream/

    regards

  • Renton September 13, 2011 10:57 am

    slowly getting my head around a digi slr after having point and shoot camera my whole life

    my assignment from deep on the fence line

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/riffrenton/6141890855/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/riffrenton/6141890855/in/photostream

    If anyone has any suggestions, hints or tips please leave them on the flickr box

    cheers

  • Chris September 13, 2011 10:51 am

    Here is another I took this weekend....hope you like it!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66404787@N04/6141897495/

  • Joan Sullivan September 13, 2011 09:44 am

    Here's a shot I took during yesterday's elections in Guatemala. These youngsters were participants in a "kid's vote" activity.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jesull/6138453836/

  • Eric Chantigny September 13, 2011 08:48 am

    Here's my first try at these assignments! :)

    The first one is taken before the 10th so if the rules say it needs to be taken after, please ignore and take the 3rd.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Vg_t7Rg8-VONlHtyy6--ow?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7uGKHVJ-e1Xc0otZCvZh4w?feat=directlink

    3rd: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/VCEqBHbmAEakXtbFkWSwXA?feat=directlink

  • John September 13, 2011 08:13 am

    Her's one I took in my backyard a few days ago. I hope you like it! http://www.flickr.com/photos/19305229@N07/6119142002/

  • Nik September 13, 2011 07:32 am

    Here's mine :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/coultas/6021266593/in/photostream - Cap Gun !!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/coultas/5963685298/in/photostream/ - Portrait at the beach Cafe

    Hope you like :)

  • Timothy September 13, 2011 07:17 am

    Here are a few I took this weekend:
    http://flic.kr/p/am4qUs
    http://flic.kr/p/am4qod

  • Veronica September 13, 2011 06:26 am

    My example: :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59590445@N06/6131605847/in/photostream

  • Holly E. September 13, 2011 06:14 am

    Ok, hopefully 3rd time is a charm.

    My Bee.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/91906577@N00/6141647680/in/photostream

  • April September 13, 2011 06:13 am

    I try to keep my 50mm lens as my main lens because I love the shallow depth of field. Here's a few.
    Punk rock poppy
    Fairlane 500
    Mia's Super Tongue!
    Razro the talking dog

  • jai rathore September 13, 2011 04:27 am

    here r some of my shots taken wid my dad's old nikon manual primes...
    hope u LIKE them :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jai_rathore/4733639296/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jai_rathore/6009313256/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jai_rathore/5131028748/in/photostream

  • Mari September 13, 2011 01:02 am

    Here are my (rather old unfortunately) examples :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marimalm/6133233956/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marimalm/6124464367/in/photostream

  • WinnieKepala September 13, 2011 12:35 am

    My earlier post didn't show. I'm a newbie hobbyist, posting my first ever entry on assignments / contests online. Please be gentle.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ciMOKn2Uo6i1oVdwQMBdXA?feat=directlink

  • Chris September 13, 2011 12:29 am

    I decided to add another:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/indyjones16/6031349674/

  • James September 13, 2011 12:16 am

    Ah, shallow dof, it's a staple of my stable.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60711877@N00/399940289/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60711877@N00/402341571/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60711877@N00/49323874/

  • Chris September 13, 2011 12:15 am

    Here's one of my favorites:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/indyjones16/5998259860/

  • ED September 12, 2011 11:41 pm

    Have taken a bunch of shallow depth of field photos of late. http://www.flickr.com/photos/caughtnottaught/show/

  • Korten September 12, 2011 10:38 pm

    I took this the other day, yummy!
    http://flic.kr/p/ai2ccw

  • missmolly21 September 12, 2011 10:37 pm

    Here are a few of mine. Thanks for having a look.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missmolly21/6139540668/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missmolly21/6138983283/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missmolly21/6139532838/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missmolly21/6138981711/in/photostream/

  • Donovan September 12, 2011 05:26 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11601869@N08/6139149697/in/photostream

  • jonsim September 12, 2011 04:41 pm

    here's mine trying to be creative

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsim1/6138817381/

  • John P Mensah September 12, 2011 04:31 pm

  • Michelle H September 12, 2011 04:00 pm

  • Jan September 12, 2011 01:34 pm

    How about a Ladybug ... http://flic.kr/p/amqsbk

    and a Caterpillar... http://flic.kr/p/amtges

  • vko September 12, 2011 12:04 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/1964046
    This picture is taken using a Soviet era TAIR 11A 135mm lens mounted on my D90. According my DoF calculator, a 135mm lens mounted on APS-C DSLR at 3.5ft away from the subject gives you a depth of field of only 0.01 feet (3mm).

  • vko September 12, 2011 12:03 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/1964046

    This picture is taken using a Soviet era ???? 11? 135mm lens mounted on my D90. According my DoF calculator, a 135mm lens mounted on APS-C DSLR at 3.5ft away from the subject gives you a depth of field of only 0.01 feet (3mm).

  • Warren B September 12, 2011 11:56 am

    Perfect time for this challenge! All summer I've been working to improve my shallow depth of field shooting and bokeh while only using a 50mm prime the whole time.

    Here are a few recent examples - let me know your thoughts!:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28943471@N08/6137492236/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28943471@N08/6137444104/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28943471@N08/6036842031/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28943471@N08/6063857104/in/photostream

  • Todd Greening September 12, 2011 11:44 am


    My 3rd attempt, I think I have it this time....

  • Jedd S September 12, 2011 10:55 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15625360@N04/6138657798/

  • Jedd S September 12, 2011 10:51 am

    Here are mine...

  • Jim September 12, 2011 10:08 am

    Here are a few of mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornish_jim/6103979852/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornish_jim/6103979660/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornish_jim/6124997816/in/photostream

  • Eric September 12, 2011 10:06 am

    Hmmm, do these photos need to be taken this week? If so, I will need to take some new photos. If not, here are some photos taken from a few months ago.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eaglelightphotos/5921240301/in/set-72157627134698938
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eaglelightphotos/6134390061/in/photostream

  • Chris September 12, 2011 09:27 am

    I am VERY new to photography! Here are a couple of mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66404787@N04/6137855425/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66404787@N04/6137859091/in/photostream/

    Would LOVE feedback! THANKS!
    Chris

  • Ed Letts September 12, 2011 09:18 am

    Exif data
    Camera Olympus E-PL1
    Exposure 0.8
    Aperture f/5.6
    Focal Length 42 mm
    ISO Speed 200
    Exposure Bias 0 EV

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edletts/6136394583/lightbox/

  • Joanne September 12, 2011 09:14 am

    Hereare mine... hope it works.. :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66326475@N04/6138307360/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66326475@N04/6138305404/in/photostream

  • Tom September 12, 2011 08:49 am

    & one more :)

    http://www.photographybyvix.com/Nature/photographybyvix/i-CpWXHrq/0/M/DSC40074x6-M.jpg

  • Tom September 12, 2011 08:43 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vixhs/5911027350/

  • Konstantinos September 12, 2011 08:23 am

    follow me...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kostasls/5514847599/in/set-72157623594097377

  • Paulo September 12, 2011 08:01 am

    http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=14193633

  • Todd Greening September 12, 2011 07:59 am

    Hope it worked, if it did, let me know what you think.

  • tallieimages September 12, 2011 07:07 am

    A nosey DoF: http://tallieimages.zenfolio.com/p9535076/h31691827#h31691827

  • skinke September 12, 2011 04:59 am

    http://skinke.com/2011/09/11/raindrops/

    Took this of some raindrops on a plant....it's been really wet here recently.

  • Chris Jones September 12, 2011 04:25 am

    Took this one 2 weeks ago (I think) here at Camp Lejuene NC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/youdonthavetobechokingtobecomeavictim/6137230892/

    This one I took while deployed in Afghanistan. Not a quality camera or anything, but I thought it came out really well:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/youdonthavetobechokingtobecomeavictim/6137286464/

  • Dave September 12, 2011 04:21 am

    Hi,

    I only got my 1st dslr this month and have been messing aborut with depth of field.

    The 1st one kind of tKes you through a journey of consumption of the subject! The fist few being sharp and focused the rest getting gradually hazier.
    The 2nd was taken completely by accident with the camera held at my side but I kind of like it. The third is okay, the log kind of want me to tell it where it's going.

    Cheers for looking
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/16694428@N07/6136772759/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/16694428@N07/6136772925/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/16694428@N07/6103883314/

  • Judy September 12, 2011 04:16 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59521842@N06/6137299210/in/set-72157627551131630/lightbox/

  • Judy September 12, 2011 04:15 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59521842@N06/6137297020/in/set-72157627551131630/

  • iggy hb September 12, 2011 04:11 am

    Here are a few playful ones I took with my daughter:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e36fee6f4

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e2cad77d8

  • JannP September 12, 2011 03:35 am

    I was checking this place for an upcoming shoot and had a good chance to try this :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39198355@N05/6136594683/in/photostream

  • MacMorre September 12, 2011 03:24 am

    Here's another one from last week

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29834156@N07/6137139356/

  • Pedro Alonso September 12, 2011 03:02 am

    My 2:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedroalonso/6136499321
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedroalonso/6137045852

  • Derek Michael September 12, 2011 02:41 am

    https://picasaweb.google.com/109053895802818846883/September112011#slideshow/5651135112115522962

  • FuWei Chuang September 12, 2011 01:50 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fwchuang/6136270937/in/photostream

  • Hap95 September 12, 2011 01:45 am

    Couple of shots for DoF challenge:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapscanon/6128426731/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapscanon/6106537302/

  • A.Wal September 12, 2011 01:19 am

    How do you get shallow DOF??? I'm a student and ive always loved photography and taking pics. I take lots of pictures of cheerleaders and there out of focus and i get the game instead. My picture dont come out as great as these even if i edit them. Im using fujifilm finepix s6000 fd? I need LOTSSS of help PLEASEEEE!

  • Mujahid Khaleel September 12, 2011 12:03 am

    Here is mine, the Indian Chamelion http://www.flickr.com/photos/mujahidkhaleel/5621302646/in/photostream

  • Josar Z. September 12, 2011 12:01 am

    Perfect challenge for my new 35mm f1.8 lens :) I set out yesterday and I took the following pictures for this challenge:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/josarzulu/6136445634/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/josarzulu/6136445332/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/josarzulu/6135899197/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/josarzulu/6136444338/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/josarzulu/6136445004/in/photostream/

  • Korten September 11, 2011 11:46 pm

    Just got back from Bali. I found this orchid in the resort lobby.
    http://flic.kr/p/ame925

  • Korten September 11, 2011 11:42 pm

    test

  • Martin September 11, 2011 07:47 pm

    Here's mine while I sat watching a game
    http://flic.kr/p/amd3NW

  • Ethan F September 11, 2011 07:21 pm

    Tried posting twice last night, none showed up. Third time lucky?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fongyk/5742887978/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fongyk/5521325453/

  • chaosboi September 11, 2011 06:47 pm

    My first day with my new Canon EOS 60D. This photo was taken with a 50mm f/1.4 lens. Great DOF with this lens.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaosboi/6135173615/in/set-72157627643138224

  • Archideos September 11, 2011 04:20 pm

    just click my link photo for the image... http://www.flickr.com/photos/archideos/5680850534/in/photostream/

    thanks....

  • Archideos September 11, 2011 04:19 pm

    Here is mine. "The Base" hope it is qualified.. need some critics folks..thank you very much...

  • Paul Karanik September 11, 2011 04:09 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1067647052857&set=a.1593015986752.83623.1276491065&type=1&theater

  • Carmen September 11, 2011 02:25 pm

    Here are a few I took in a trip to Arequipa, Perú last month:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmele/6132101444/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmele/6132669525/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmele/6133175034/in/photostream

  • Mark Cacovic September 11, 2011 02:20 pm

    My favourite photography style! Here are a few of my shallow DoF shots:

    Butterfly:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcacovic/6057689713

    Ethereal:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcacovic/5861800479

  • Jonathan September 11, 2011 02:07 pm

    Here are two of mine that I've taken recently. One was taken in Canada while the other was taken right in my backyard:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32651841@N08/6134367840/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32651841@N08/6135267836/in/photostream

  • Mohit Tewari September 11, 2011 02:07 pm

    hope mine get posted the second time

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37197492@N02/6132949122/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37197492@N02/6132401363/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37197492@N02/6132960686/in/photostream/

  • Evelyn in Oregon September 11, 2011 01:02 pm

    A delightful outdoor cafe in a small western town...

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/6135110954_4accc5bcc5_m.jpg

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26473210@N04/6135110954/in/photostream

  • Evelyn in Oregon September 11, 2011 01:01 pm

    A delightful outdoor cafe in a small western town...

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/6135110954_4accc5bcc5_m.jpg

  • Gregg September 11, 2011 12:20 pm

    Here's mine! New Fingernails (featuring my 10-year old with one of her birthday gifts from her sister)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/onedadslife/6133603343/

  • Janna September 11, 2011 11:04 am

    Couple more older ones...
    http://flic.kr/p/aaoYUa
    http://flic.kr/p/a82Y9k

  • Janna September 11, 2011 10:57 am

    Hi all,

    you've posted some great photos. Here's an older one of mine. I'd like to play with shallow focus some more today so maybe I'll come back with newer ones later ;)

    http://flic.kr/p/agZJ7A

  • Deb September 11, 2011 10:42 am

    here are a couple I did last month

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/debthepicturelady/6013896295/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/debthepicturelady/6054067715/in/photostream/

  • Deb September 11, 2011 10:39 am

    here is one I did last month

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/debthepicturelady/6013896295/in/photostream/

  • Matias September 11, 2011 09:58 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67416747@N06/6134681402/

    great challenge , here’s one of my creations with a x10 macro filter

  • Matias September 11, 2011 09:54 am

    great challenge , here's one of my creations with a x10 macro filter

  • Barry E.Warren September 11, 2011 09:31 am

    This seems like a great challenge, Did some on my own last week had some pretty good results. I'll get to post some.

  • themeron September 11, 2011 09:30 am

    Mine:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/5806274873_6e0670745f_z.jpg

  • carsten September 11, 2011 08:40 am

    http://postcardfrom1985.tumblr.com/

  • Allen Stauffer September 11, 2011 08:29 am

    Here are mine! Two from the flamingo exhibit at the Dallas World Aquarium on Sunday, and one of some type of lizard (also from DWA). I love shallow depth-of-field.

  • Claire Campbell September 11, 2011 06:44 am

    Here's one of my favorites from a trip this year to South Africa.
    http://500px.com/photo/1947466

  • ted September 11, 2011 06:15 am

    a couple of shallow DOF's involving the golden gate bridge:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyimted/6068182171

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyimted/6071465775

  • Daniel September 11, 2011 06:10 am

    Here is my entry.
    http://flic.kr/p/akZpkk
    or there is this one.
    http://flic.kr/p/akZprx

  • Eric Domke September 11, 2011 05:52 am

    My submission (from earlier this morning) of some morning dew:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59011868@N06/6133484727/

  • Bhanu September 11, 2011 05:35 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62985237@N08/6133353453/in/photostream

  • Stefanie September 11, 2011 05:09 am

    http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles16/581337/projects/2112892/af490804501bd2023d6b2806a531b607.jpg

  • Tim Vandegrift September 11, 2011 04:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46672621@N02/6133859118/

  • Antwon September 11, 2011 04:14 am

    nice work guys

  • tanja carda September 11, 2011 03:25 am

    An older favorite om mine
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanja_1211/6133621886/

  • lotos September 11, 2011 02:36 am

    hi guys, here are some of my favorites:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/y1UTIEFki5-VvDl7hyq88Kd2Xs2obVLKKeDGDDtFYZ8?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Sdj3JotKu_WVta78-iTZ3kBOprPDFQ5idjE77Mos99Y?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zUWzpmyZQ24Gy89_PSNgPUBOprPDFQ5idjE77Mos99Y?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4412htyaQhIqlwv0uylTH0BOprPDFQ5idjE77Mos99Y?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ggfhmyCkBv-COT7ziC_0o0BOprPDFQ5idjE77Mos99Y?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/K4OxOVhiDglx6nvAm8nqwEBOprPDFQ5idjE77Mos99Y?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/d3X93X7P-Gkni17cR1slZkBOprPDFQ5idjE77Mos99Y?feat=directlink
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/RWTporPW-07vqTAEv54LOkBOprPDFQ5idjE77Mos99Y?feat=directlink

  • Christopher Wilson September 11, 2011 02:26 am

    A few of my favorites...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sempernovus/5096000976/lightbox/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sempernovus/6038753411/lightbox/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sempernovus/6104009763/lightbox/

  • Raluca Melania September 11, 2011 02:21 am

    I love taking photos with plenty of bokeh :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14005857@N00/5506647008/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14005857@N00/5506048991/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14005857@N00/5506049189/

  • iVahid September 11, 2011 01:30 am

    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=211
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=564
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=545
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=487
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=357
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=344
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=257
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=154
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=51

  • Jim Williams September 11, 2011 01:16 am

    Heres a few of mine, was playing with new prime 55mm, allowed me to get right down to f.1.8.

    all taken 2010 on the isle of wight.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/112013599296768856136/Holiday2010#5650713906597560866
    https://picasaweb.google.com/112013599296768856136/Holiday2010#5650714572428529010
    https://picasaweb.google.com/112013599296768856136/Holiday2010#5650714528075607362

    JWilliams

  • Mari September 11, 2011 12:55 am

    a shot I took while I was in the car.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/indigodeath/6102164325/in/photostream

  • Larry Bradshaw September 11, 2011 12:16 am

    Here's a couple I shot yesterday with shallow depth of field.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/larrybradshaw/sets/72157627513281349/

  • Marcy September 11, 2011 12:15 am

    Gelato with my boy blurred in the background:
    http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/2011/08/what-i-ate-in-greece/olympus-digital-camera-146/

  • tercalew September 11, 2011 12:10 am

    Sanderling Flying Low
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/5865640004_bc96d34f3c_z.jpg

  • Whitney September 11, 2011 12:03 am

    Since my subject is photophobic, the second picture is a bit dark but I'm still trying to learn the best way to photograph him specifically w/o making him uncomfortable.

    He was done with me taking pictures, I love his tail ^_^
    http://flic.kr/p/akUxp4

    A dark but decent shot of his eye- I think
    http://flic.kr/p/akXkT3

  • Takeshi September 10, 2011 11:36 pm

    Enjoy from Tokyo.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57252829@N05/6112059271/in/set-72157625565098791

  • Doris Rudd September 10, 2011 11:36 pm

    I have many examples of this on my photography blog, but this is a recent favorite.

    A hungry baby bird:
    http://dorisrudddesigns.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/impatient-for-dinner/

  • Takeshi September 10, 2011 11:35 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57252829@N05/6112059271/in/set-72157625565098791

  • Photography Art Cafe September 10, 2011 11:26 pm

    These are really wonderful! I love the colours in that first shot of mushrooms by RHiNO NEAL and the mood in Andross' image of the girl. I like how shallow dof can make things seem really calm and intimate or tense and dramatic (like the egg assassin pic!).

  • Bornil September 10, 2011 11:17 pm

    One of mine...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamun/6132429879/

  • William H. Stoneman September 10, 2011 10:50 pm

    My Picasa submits have not been posted...do I NEED to use Flicker?

  • Michael T September 10, 2011 10:33 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28555148@N08/5570826270/

  • shedra September 10, 2011 10:16 pm

    http://shedra.smugmug.com/Birds/Birds/16093715_ggpsPp#1471765534_sZq4wK7-M-LB

  • Bornil September 10, 2011 10:00 pm

    One of mine...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamun/6132815534/in/photostream

  • Luis C September 10, 2011 09:54 pm

    Here is mine. Hope you like it

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66974194@N08/6109854994/

  • Diogo Santos September 10, 2011 09:10 pm

    Here have mine to! :D

    http://fingertiips.deviantart.com/#/d4854kb

  • MacMorre September 10, 2011 08:45 pm

    Here are some shots I took in Cambodia

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29834156@N07/6018259067/in/set-72157627378042200/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29834156@N07/6132128289/in/set-72157627378042200

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29834156@N07/6018257837/in/set-72157627378042200

  • unes hassim September 10, 2011 08:12 pm

    Geez .. I dont believe this .. they've reappeared and I still havent figured out why my comments always require moderation.

  • unes hassim September 10, 2011 08:10 pm

    This is really very tiresome .. will somebody at DPS please explain why my submissions were removed.

  • George September 10, 2011 07:54 pm

    hmmmm the last comment seems to have just disappeared....

    As far as shallow DOF goes, here is an album I shot today.

    Enjoy

    www.georgeturner.co.nz/thecat/

  • rabish308 September 10, 2011 07:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabish/6130730279/

  • Mikko September 10, 2011 05:38 pm

    You need a large aperture:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikkokam/4476042921/in/set-72157623610605667

    :)

  • Mikko September 10, 2011 05:34 pm

    Film:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikkokam/5146640210/in/photostream

    And digital:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikkokam/4060138259/in/set-72157622084260666

  • Phil September 10, 2011 05:28 pm

    @Peggy: Move as close as possible to your subject matter to improve your chances of getting a shallow depth of field. Find out what the minimum focusing distance of the lens is and try to stay there or just slightly beyond it (moving closer won't help as all it will do is blur the subject).

    If using manual settings or if set on aperture priority, just go for the widest setting (lowest f/number) or 2 stops narrower. If you're using a point and shoot, try setting it to portrait or macro mode to improve your chances. While the kit lens isn't the ideal tool for getting shallow depth of field shots, proper technique will improve your chances. Hope one of these tips help Ü

  • C. Kemal Eksen September 10, 2011 05:18 pm

    Walk at Princes islands, Istanbul
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24916772@N00/5863751886/in/set-72157626715872822

  • C. Kemal Eksen September 10, 2011 05:16 pm

    My little son
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24916772@N00/5693481740/in/set-72157625325980415/

  • Abhinav Chaudhari September 10, 2011 05:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fools_eye/5940448714/in/photostream

  • kyad September 10, 2011 04:52 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyadcayago/6131836377/in/photostream/

  • Preethi September 10, 2011 04:42 pm

    Hi, I have not posted any pics before, this is the first time and hopefully plenty more.

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.255535104486246.65703.169724983067259&saved

  • Ahmed AL-Kindy September 10, 2011 04:34 pm

    Here are some photos that I took with shallow DOF using Nikkor 105mm f.2.8 micro lens for the first 2 shots and using a Nikor 18-200mm lens for the thrid one...

    http://www.pbase.com/abunassir/image/107263335
    http://www.pbase.com/abunassir/image/122112669
    http://www.pbase.com/abunassir/image/84433145

    Your comments are appriciated

  • kyad September 10, 2011 04:12 pm

    took this a while ago

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyadcayago/6132323252/in/photostream/

  • Mattv September 10, 2011 03:52 pm

    Cicada and shell

    http://blog.vanderstok.net/2011/09/cicada.html

  • Abhijeet Borkar September 10, 2011 03:15 pm

    Title : The Denim Classic

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/borkarabhijeet05/5664506608/in/photostream/

  • YL Tan September 10, 2011 02:47 pm

    Joining in the fun here. :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yl_tan/6103277163/in/set-72157627446231095/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yl_tan/6103203766/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yl_tan/6011902851/in/photostream/

  • Nimir September 10, 2011 02:36 pm

    one more

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimir_nisha/6131634799/

  • Nimir September 10, 2011 02:32 pm

    Here are my 2 works of shallow depth of field.....no correction or editing was done to these pics...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimir_nisha/5665452131/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimir_nisha/5253133360/

  • Wrenchead September 10, 2011 02:22 pm

    Christmas lights in Phuket.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/5386412375/

  • Tony Clarke September 10, 2011 02:22 pm

    Hello all: Here is one of mine. http://www.flickr.com/photos/67351322@N03/

  • Wrenchead September 10, 2011 02:21 pm

    Blue eyes blue
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/4595342347/in/photostream

  • Ryan September 10, 2011 01:58 pm

    This spring, I purchased the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8. I could NOT wait to get a subject to shoot. Here is my first shot ever with an aperture less than 3.5. Talk about a whole new world!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjweyer/5577474703/in/photostream/

  • Jackie Mickey September 10, 2011 01:39 pm

    I just got a new camera and am excited to learn how to use it! I am looking forward to other weekly challenges and might even look back at some too!

    Here is mine! Hope you like!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackiemickey/6131501482/

  • Amit Malhotra 'tanhaa' September 10, 2011 01:38 pm

    Here's one from my side --
    Bubbles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanhaa/5837737893/

  • Lisa RedWillow September 10, 2011 01:24 pm

    Love it.

  • Barry September 10, 2011 12:40 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/6003459968/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5972268287/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5924710710/in/photostream/

    A few of my favourites, caterpillar, wildflower and a real close up. The first two are done with 400 telephoto mostly wide open apertures, and the last one was a handheld shot with an extension tube to get closer to the macro end of things.

  • TrevorDuthie September 10, 2011 12:40 pm

    First time submitting.

    http://trevorduthie.deviantart.com/art/Red-and-White-243863677

  • TrevorDuthie September 10, 2011 12:36 pm

    http://trevorduthie.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d40vqb2

  • Gary Paakkonen September 10, 2011 12:30 pm

    http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Places/Ontario/Tent-Tour-2011/i-RcvgCqx/1/XL/20110731-GPP7694-XL.jpg

    Lone daisy in a forest-Bokeh

  • Gary Paakkonen September 10, 2011 12:28 pm

    http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Photography/Abstract-fartin-around/GPP79312464/914885434_MnfC3-XL-2.jpg

    An antique piano keyboard

    Nikon D300s
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8 prime
    ISO 200 at f1.8

  • Brian Clark September 10, 2011 12:28 pm

    Mint plant flowering in a field with shallow depth of field.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcckja/6071409217/

  • JesseAdams September 10, 2011 12:25 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26431673@N04/5543236411/in/photostream/

    Guinness in a shallow DoF.

  • AllieOK September 10, 2011 12:18 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicewoodrome/6131351541/in/set-72157627010022885

  • MicheleF September 10, 2011 11:36 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15735110@N07/6131272359/in/photostream/

    First time submitting!

  • MicheleF September 10, 2011 11:32 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15735110@N07/6131820892/in/photostream/

  • CGMethven September 10, 2011 11:15 am

    OK, couldn't resist one more...

    Spongebob... it's a cake

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/5620107723/in/set-72157625243101506/lightbox/

  • Dave September 10, 2011 10:58 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klisc/5589999650/in/photostream

  • Erik September 10, 2011 10:44 am

    @peggy Not knowing anything about your digital camera and the lens you use (it could of course be that you used a faster lens/larger aperture with the om-1) I will guess the reason is sensor size. Most dslr cameras has a sensor that is smaller than the size of a 35mm film frame. For real life photography this means the depth of filed will not be as shallow for the same aperture and focal length as it would be on 35mm film or a full frame digital camera. You have to move further away from you point of focus to get the same framing as you do with full frame for the same focal length, something that increases the depth of field. Hope it made sense..

  • Dawn September 10, 2011 10:35 am

    was my first time posting here... here is my try again

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dawnoh/6131725688/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dawnoh/6131176011/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dawnoh/6131725760/in/photostream/

  • Mimi September 10, 2011 10:26 am

    I love to use shallow depth of field! This is one of my recent faves.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mi2starsfan/6131650190/

  • Scottc September 10, 2011 10:16 am

    Could not resist another submission......

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5283278934/

  • Scottc September 10, 2011 10:15 am

    Very shallow with a foreground and background out of focus.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5284996005/

  • Scottc September 10, 2011 10:13 am

    Cool subject, and great photos both in the post and the comments.

    I think the shallow DoF perfectly blended the background in this one.....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5492396530/

  • Malcolm Cowe September 10, 2011 10:06 am

    Taken very recently with a newly acquired Pentax 67 (this is my first non-compact camera):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/malk271/6097824667

  • Deb September 10, 2011 09:45 am

    I was taking pics of our 1980something Princess House chandelier the other day and this seems to fall within the guidelines of the challenge...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/debthepicturelady/6128714024/in/photostream

  • Rich September 10, 2011 09:31 am

    Here is some extreme depth of field:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/5440047199/in/photostream

  • Scott MC September 10, 2011 09:12 am

    Here's a nice 1983 circuit board from a PABX, taken with my FL 55mm f/1.2 http://tweed360.com.au/2011/09/06/1983-circuit-board/

  • Adam Casey September 10, 2011 08:56 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamcaseyphotography/6130988835/in/photostream

    In case the picture doesn't load here is the link.

  • Andrew Auletta September 10, 2011 08:45 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/njdrew/5946311501/

  • Jeff E Jensen September 10, 2011 08:45 am

    Some pretty fantastic images so far!

    Shannon - for being your first time out of auto, you done good! Keep practicing, before long, you'll wonder why you ever used auto settings.

  • Jeff E Jensen September 10, 2011 08:41 am

    Sorry, I didn't copy the full link. Try this one:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2011/09/mountain-flowers.html

  • CGMethven September 10, 2011 08:25 am

    Tulips in the wind:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/5678102374/in/photostream/lightbox/

    Grillwork in a Chicago subway station that covers an elevator window (to deter vandals writing on elevator glass):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/5357750917/in/set-72157625831310008/lightbox/

  • Majitsu September 10, 2011 08:24 am

    My first photographic post here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/majitsu/6034462358/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/majitsu/5679952100/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/majitsu/5359151683/in/photostream

  • Robert Burmaster September 10, 2011 08:23 am

    Another one - This is my son in the background.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rburmaster/5959995160/in/set-72157627244625292/lightbox/

  • Robert Burmaster September 10, 2011 08:21 am

    Photo of flowers from my backyard. Was experimenting with my 75-300 lens
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rburmaster/6115516373/in/set-72157627473889541/lightbox/

  • Lara White September 10, 2011 08:17 am

    what a great challenge! I think this is one of the things that separates an amateur looking image from a professional looking image.

  • Hans September 10, 2011 08:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/theotherhans/6091102276

  • Kevin Harkins September 10, 2011 08:13 am

    An old one, I'll try and get another through the week.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinharkins/6077699165/

  • Pati September 10, 2011 08:05 am

    Here a few I did...I think shallow DOF is my favorite way to take photos :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/pallywally/5983560208/in/photostream/lightbox/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pallywally/6013091076/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Marcelo September 10, 2011 08:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64608369@N08/6130876065/in/photostream

  • Viraj Nagar September 10, 2011 07:44 am

    Caged !
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/virajnagar/5825268846/

  • Kim September 10, 2011 07:35 am

    Here is one I shot this past weekend just playing around.....gotta love frogs
    http://www.zenfolio.com/hometownphotography/p1025047798

  • Pete K September 10, 2011 07:30 am

    Here is one of mine. Hope you enjoy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ldasmaria/6042803461/

  • Gloria September 10, 2011 07:30 am

    Colour Yellow :)

  • Rachel September 10, 2011 07:26 am

    http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1321843

    Cumbrian moss on the BBQ

  • Charmaine September 10, 2011 07:24 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/charms23/5858243784/in/photostream/

  • Matthew September 10, 2011 07:21 am

    Rusty fish hooks:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/meabbott/5597894286

    Butterfly:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/meabbott/6094557679

  • Ann Strober September 10, 2011 07:20 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/42195097@N03/6131334594/

  • Colin September 10, 2011 07:10 am

    LAMB
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cchipchase/5698670477/

    DOG
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cchipchase/5699192668/

    Both taken on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. Nikon d3000 and Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens.

  • Sonny D. Perez September 10, 2011 07:10 am

    Hope you like this one...
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150294608042306&set=a.10150294607592306.404477.679052305&type=1&theater

  • Jeff E Jensen September 10, 2011 07:09 am

    Here's a few from last weekend

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/

  • unes hassim September 10, 2011 07:09 am

    Here goes .. my two :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missah2010/5995056778/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missah2010/6088550709/in/photostream

  • Ann Strober September 10, 2011 07:07 am

    I love shallow DOF in my photos. I never want the viewer to be confused about what my subject is.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/42195097@N03/6130751127/in/photostream

  • Serisha September 10, 2011 06:57 am

    Here are mine.

    http://serisha.smugmug.com/Flowers/Iris/17081817_SB5pPz#1351393530_Xsj5Tw6
    http://serisha.smugmug.com/Food/Vineyards/15112329_RSF9K9#1351409900_jkVV8vW
    http://serisha.smugmug.com/Nature/Point-Lobos/14834192_SkjXwG#1106619874_KLKBV
    http://serisha.smugmug.com/History/Pigeon-Point-Light-House/14698998_K6mR73#1186201649_ZEtBT

  • Brian Gibson September 10, 2011 06:57 am

    Does the embedding feature not work?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/85858465@N00/4939412774/sizes/l/in/set-72157624710840021/

  • Shannon September 10, 2011 06:47 am

    https://picasaweb.google.com/102105552394350864539/August142011#5640834126660978818
    This is some wildflowers on Bourland Creek. I am just learning to use my macro lens, In fact, I am just learning all of this. That weekend was the first time I actually took my camera off the little symbols and made myself use the scary manual settings. Most of what I shot was even manual focus. Haven't gone back to the little symbols since.

  • Shane Steinkamp September 10, 2011 06:46 am

    Trying again... 'Intimacy'

    https://plus.google.com/photos/103893995354469642882/albums/posts/5648497836271741986

  • Jeff September 10, 2011 06:39 am

    I like taking pics with shallow DOF, it can make your pictures very dramatic. Here's some of mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff_levitt/5803264144
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff_levitt/5779352436
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff_levitt/5870979093

  • Andres September 10, 2011 06:36 am

    Count me in

    http://500px.com/photo/1476718

  • Ikhwan September 10, 2011 06:36 am

    This are mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/e-one/5881501864/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/e-one/5822344599/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/e-one/5822907122/

  • Fiona September 10, 2011 06:33 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmckinlay/6131206994/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Verena September 10, 2011 06:32 am

    Here is mine:
    http://experimentsinexperience.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/spiky-spike-berry/

  • Eric Bloemers September 10, 2011 06:31 am

    here is my shot

  • Chris Goodman September 10, 2011 06:19 am

    Hi.... I've never posted before but just so happen to have a few photos fitting the bill from a cycle ride I'm taking from London down to Switzerland at this very moment... :-) I don't think I can use the embed tool on an iPad so here are a couple of links...:

    Theatre in Duisburg, Germany: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uninspiredramblings/6109035344/
    My bike waiting for a ferry in Holland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uninspiredramblings/6090042179/

    Happy Friday everybody... Chris

  • Markus B September 10, 2011 06:18 am

  • Markus B September 10, 2011 06:17 am

    This is confusing. I thought I submitted a comment . . . Yet nothing shows. Sigh

  • Peggy September 10, 2011 06:14 am

    I would do anything to be able to get shallow depth of field like I used to with my old Olympus OM-1 manual camera. My digital doesn't go that low, even on manual settings.

  • Sara Pedrick September 10, 2011 06:12 am

    Some great example shots in the challenge post, and here's one of mine with shallow dof

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarapedrick/6107070825/

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