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Old Nov 24, 2003, 7:34 PM   #1
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Default The "boys" & depth of field

We all have our favorite photographic "victims." Mine are my son and his friends. Last night, Ben and Jeremy were working at the computer, putting together a video while trying to ignore me. It helped that I had a telephoto extension on my camera so I could be across the room from them. This lens also made it easier to play with a shallow depth of field.

My son sending me a telepathic message:



And so I focused in on his friend:



Even though the second photo blurs this mother's son, I think I prefer its composition. However, because the first has my son looking directly at the camera, it creates an intimacy not seen in the second. If only I could have combined what I liked from each photograph.
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"Mom!!!!" LOL

My son is 2 1/2 and my daughter is 6 months. So right now they love the camera. I'm sure a few years down the road things will change!
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Actually, Ben is normally a ham, but when he's having an argument with his computer about who's supposed to be the creative one... Well, mothers can be such utter pests. But do I really care? :P
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Hi Barb...

Thanks for sharing your "next gen"

I like the almost sepia tone like look to your photos...It hints
at a LONG night on a project.

Prmsekpr...

Funny thing...when I was growing "Mom" had five syallables
when spoken...

Mom-ah-ah-ah-OMMMMM!!!

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Funny thing...when I was growing "Mom" had five syallables
when spoken...

Mom-ah-ah-ah-OMMMMM!!!

That's what I was trying to get across, but I guess I just didn't know how to type what I was thinking! Of course, since I'm the photog in the family, it will be "Da-ahhd-deeeeeee!"
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 1:24 PM   #6
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I like the almost sepia tone like look to your photos
I didn't even notice this, but it's certainly apparent in the second photo. For whatever reason, I never think about color when I'm composing. I can see line and mass right away, but all that color business enters my brain unprocessed until much later when I'm looking at it in Photoshop.

Often, it's little offhand comments such as yours that awaken a sluggish brain. Thanks to you, who knows what colors I'll actually see the next time I turn on the camera?
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Old Nov 28, 2003, 6:55 AM   #7
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I like the way u have played with DOF.

I prefer the second one cause the boy face in the background is covered by the boy's hair in the first one.

However I feel there is something missing in the second one : what they are looking at : image border comes too near their sight.

I was playing with an enlarged version of it : after playing I came up with this yesterday :



As far as the nature of the telepatic message of your son, well, I have a guess, but I think that maybe it's better not tell it :lol:
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Old Nov 28, 2003, 12:52 PM   #8
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Sergio, that is so utterly cool :!: Now I have to go back into those photos and play around with them too.

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As far as the nature of the telepatic message of your son, well, I have a guess, but I think that maybe it's better not tell it
Nor will he tell it either since my refrigerator is the one he goes to when his is empty. :twisted:
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I think Sergio has left us all in the dust.

Very nice touch.
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Old Nov 29, 2003, 10:02 AM   #10
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Selvin, I think we ought to insist Sergio pay for his expertise by telling us how he built that mirror. (Are you listening Sergio? )
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