30+ Examples of Shallow Depth of Field Photography

30+ Examples of Shallow Depth of Field Photography

Depth of field is the distance between the nearest and furthest object in a scene that appears acceptably sharp in an image. This depends upon three things: aperture setting, focal length and distance between the camera and the subject. The DOF is determined by the camera-to-subject distance, the lens focal length, the lens f-number, and the format size or circle of confusion criterion. It is one of the most creative and profound effects available to photographers.

30+ Examples of Shallow Depth of Field Photography

Examples of Shallow Depth of Field Photos

In cinematography, a large depth of fields is often called deep focus, and a small depth of field is often called shallow focus.

Here we are some amazing pictures using the shallow depth of field photography technique. Hope you will enjoy it!

The Fallen
The Fallen

Slow Measurement
Slow Measurement

Guitar Strings
Guitar Strings

Nice Arranged
Nice Arranged

By

By

Malachite Kingfishers
Malachite Kingfishers

Calander Plannings
Calander Plannings

A Centipede’s Shallow Depth of Field
A Centipede's Shallow Depth of Field

Drying Lavender
Drying Lavender

Happy Hunting
Happy Hunting

Cigratte ash
Cigratte ash

Marble
Marble

Locker
Locker

Water Drop
Water Drop

Paper Plane
Paper Plane

Light In A Drop
Light In A Drop

Brush And Spit
Brush And Spit

Festival Look
Festival Look

Dragonflies
Dragonflies

Djembe Drums
Djembe Drums

Cat
Cat

Benched
Benched

Butterly In A Grass
Butterly In A Grass

Hanger Clips
Hanger Clips

Sleeping Baby
Sleeping Baby

Baby With A Cup And Colour
Baby With A Cup And Colour

Prayer Wheels
Prayer Wheels

Small Water Fountain
Small Water Fountain

BMW Power
BMW Power

Thorns
Thorns

Holding On To A Bubble
Holding On To A Bubble

Upright
Upright

Refraction
Refraction

The Chinese Currency Is Now Floating
The Chinese Currency Is Now Floating

Conclusion

Have you tried the Depth of field (DOF) technique in your photography before? Why not share links to your photographs with us in the comments.

Yogesh Singh is a web designer and developer from India working as a freelancer. He has also interest in creative things.

Comments

    • Dan Heins,
    • December 5, 2011
    / Reply

    I find 1 extra pixel a constant source of information and inspiration. I found this stream to be particularly inspiring. In “art school” I used DOF often but in product shots for my sight nearly forgot all about it. I only used it to think ” okay if I focus here I’ll have sharpness from here to here”. These photographs are here to remind me that putting something in the blurry is also a valid statement.

    • shailesh,
    • December 6, 2011
    / Reply

    nice collection i like it :)

  1. / Reply

    I have one with me too – http://www.flickr.com/photos/baggaz/4918831239/

  2. / Reply

    wow great images

  3. / Reply

    Slow Measurement is nice topic in photography :P

    • Penny,
    • December 7, 2011
    / Reply

    So many beautiful shots. You can call them masterpiece instead of “samples” :)

  4. / Reply

    Thank you for this post, very good, waiting for the next! :)

  5. / Reply

    this post so nice and interesting one to read.

  6. / Reply

    So good post…excellent selection. Thanks for sharing.. I like photography! Wonderful world!

  7. / Reply

    Wow.. Really excellent post and very nice to read. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  8. / Reply

    Thank you for including “The Fallen” in your collection. Another Shallo DOF image of mine you may like is
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dg_pics/6300960174

    • james,
    • December 30, 2011
    / Reply

    Really a wonderful post to read it.

    • Rob,
    • January 25, 2012
    / Reply

    Kite tip on the ground at the beach – http://flic.kr/p/bcFwF2

    • Charlie Levin,
    • October 6, 2012
    / Reply

    “Guitar Strings” features a bass. PS.

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