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| p.1 #11 · Which portrait lens with 3D effect? |
In your picture, you are simply too far away from your subject to have a strong isolation from the background. With a closer focus distance, the background would have been blurred more. Jordan's two pictures are good examples of the kind of situation that you need to create a picture that is suggestive of depth. Make use of the shallow DoF of your lens at a focus distance where it actually is shallow.
The perspective compression will make the blurred background actually look more flat, like a layer behind the subject, but it simplifies the picture by removing the impression of intermediate distances (only subject and far background are in view). In your picture you basically still see a normal street view (slightly compressed) that is only blurred.
So, it's not really some magic trick that makes a picture give you the impression of depth. Just carefully select how much background you want to have in the frame and how much you put it out of focus (by selection of focus distance and/or focal length and aperture).
Thank you for kind input.
However, I have a question regarding the distance you've mentioned.
I hope John doesn't mind that I borrow his picture here, but the distance of the subject here doesn't seem that close either. yet, there is incredible 3-D look to the picture.
This picture was the cause for me to buy Planar 100/2.