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| Re: Model glamour beauty/shallow depth of field |
Lovely set. As a maximum aperture kind of guy myself, I find that I have underestimated the required DOF many, many times. In your series shots 3 & 5 have the close eye at critical focus, but the away eye nearly, but not, in focus. This is in contrast to image # 2 where the two eye's focal planes are very clearly separate; and in #4 where the planes are identical. My point is that nearly-in focus creates a bothersome ambiguity that clearly out of focus does not - especially in tight shots that emphasize the eyes.
I have made hundreds, if not thousands, of portraits where I have committed the same technique that I'm criticizing here. In retrospect and in being honest, I find that had I worked at 2.0 or 2.2 instead of 1.2 or 1.4, I'd have made a stronger contact with the model's and a better portrait - yet without disrupting the dreamy atmosphere I was afraid of ruining by stopping down slightly.
Just my personal analysis. Everything else about your series and model and very lovely to my eyes.