Shallow Depth of Field

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"Every period has its own optical focus." —Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

 

Using a shallow depth of field in photography results in images in which not all fields (fore-, middle-, and background) are in focus. In a portrait, for example, a sitter might be sharp against a blurred background. This effect may be achieved in analogue photography by adjusting the focus on the camera lens, or in digital photography by incorporating blur effects in post-production.

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