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09-09-09, 09:20 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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When photographing people in the street is it better to use dof to isolate them or does having the background shops traffic ect. in focus help the narrative?
That depends on what you are photographing. If a single person then a shorter DOF will be best to isolate the subject. If it's a street full of people then a bigger DOF will put more in focus.
As regards your photo it doesn't appear to have a subject. You could have photographed the two workmen in their bright coats, and use a small DOF to show that. Most places, including big cities can be boring, what you need to do is walk around around until you see something interesting. Open your eyes and you will be surprised what you can see. Like people standing outside offices smoking, people sitting on benches watching others walking by, people running to catch a bus or birds picking up crumbs that people have dropped. There is lots going on, you just have to see it.
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