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isebear
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · A Child's Portrait


C&C Welcome...too shallow DOF?

I have added a second photo for review as well to see if this one appears improved over the first one.



isebear 2012


A second portrait

  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    200mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







A Portrait of a child

  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    200mm    f/2.8    1/800s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  



Edited on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM · View previous versions



Feb 16, 2012 at 08:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · A Child's Portrait


I like it very much, but not a fan of the selective coloring.
Has a great antique feeling. Well done.



Feb 16, 2012 at 08:21 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · A Child's Portrait


I wonder if it's more of a misfocus problem. It's hard to tell here, but it looks like the freckles on his nose are sharper than his eyes.

I like the photo and agree it has an "antique" feeling. I think there's a number of factors contributing to that - the haircut, the shirt with the big buttons and the shallow DOF that you often see in older photos taken with large format cameras.



Feb 16, 2012 at 08:49 PM
 



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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · A Child's Portrait


Yes - too shallow DOF.

One of the problems with really shallow DOF is that something else in the frame is also the same distance from the lens as the eyes (in this case)and becomes an in-focus distraction.

The buttons are almost in focus, for example here.




Feb 16, 2012 at 09:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · A Child's Portrait


i like the shallow DOF here....but feel like you missed focus. the eyes feel just out....and that makes it feel a like a bit of a miss. also...I don't like the selective colour. try it just as a b&w and sharpening the eyes....also like Jim said, the buttons kind of become a distraction so try blurring them out a bit?
Jon



Feb 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · A Child's Portrait


The eyes and lips should be sharp, they are the points of atention on a portrait


Feb 17, 2012 at 12:14 AM





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