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A light-toned depth of field photo of an object.
A picture of a camera. How meta.
Playing with depth of field is something I really enjoy in my photos. It’s one of the better reasons I have to justify actually using a proper SLR camera over, say, my phone. I mean, I can get an ok out of field blur going on with the phone, but the phone is always leaning towards maximizing focus and doesn’t really like leaving blur, no matter how artistic, in the frame.
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I put on my kit lens and did this set up in the backyard, trying to capture the colour of my shed and grass, the lightness of that, contrasted against the dark, black, dead-eye stare of the GoPro propped on an old flower pot. I was looking for a bit of symmetry, a bit of visual interest, and of course, that soft back- and foreground to make the narrow depth of field from a f4.0 aperture do its work.