Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Depth of Field

In photography the term "depth of field" helps to define how much of the picture is in focus. The higher the F-stop number, the greater the depth of field to the point where everything in the picture is in focus. Most of the celebrated landscape photographers use depth of field to this extreme with the premeditated burden of acquiring the most amazing composition possible. If they choose to show everything to the judgemental, and hopefully appreciative eye, then they have to be organized, original, thought provoking, pristine, dynamic, and present a presence that says "this is mine" and are ready to defend it.
Those who shoot with a smaller F-stop number and therefore a shorter depth of field, do so with a specific point of view within the framework. They still have to be aware of composition, but from the beginning they control your movement, or lack of it, inside the boundaries of the photo. Portrait and Still Life photographers capture your attention within this narrow depth of field that is surrounded by the peripheral blur.
Whether the depth of field is large or small, the photographer uses this technique to offer his/her artwork to you in the most appealing way.
In life, those who choose a large "depth of field" are usually open to discussion about any and all things. They are well read and have a variety of interests. In life, those who choose a small "depth of field" are usually well versed in certain topics and know those topics extremely well - they are specialists... straight to the point and very sure of themselves.
We should consider ourselves fortunate to live in a world that allows us to express our views (our art) in different ways. Those who appreciate and understand this freedom, are definitely blessed with a true "depth of field".

Thanks for listening...Until next time...


Scav-net Clue #3: (Within Google) - Go to the gallery named after the singular card with the highest value. Prodeed past the Peace sign until you get to the 28th Exhibitionist listed. Continue to the 77th image and you will discover a phrase (the name) that explains why Billy might think that life is not fair.

(linger & revel!)

Note: To understand what "Scav-net Clues" are about, see the previous Blog posting under Communication.
Answer (in reverse): (redirysaeniyllib)reppohsinnedybdradnatselbuod

Friday, February 1, 2008

Famous War Photographer's Negatives Found

"Thousands of negatives of photographs taken by Robert Capa during the Spanish Civil War, long thought to be lost forever, have resurfaced. A pioneer of modern war photography, Robert Capa fled Europe for America in 1939, leaving behind the contents of his Paris darkroom." Read more...

How Camera Lenses Are Made

Interested in the technology behind the art? I found this interesting video on YouTube on how camera lenses are made.