Sunday, August 15, 2010
DEPTH OF FIELD AND MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Anyone can be sloppy in their macro technique and blur most or all of the subject. I see this all the time in the online courses I teach for Betterphoto.com. Why do we get close to small subjects? It seems to me we want to capture the intricacy and the beauty of them, and the only way we can do that is by making them as sharp as possible.
Selective focus, i.e. shallow depth of field, has it's place for sure, but if you want to do fine macro photography, in my opinion you need a tripod, a small lens aperture, and most or all of the subjects you shoot should be sharp.