Depth Of Field Quotes by Mikhail Baryshnikov, David Levinthal, John Dykstra, Keith Carter, Max Dupain, Michael Ondaatje and many others.
To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices.
I began to realize that by carefully selecting the depth of field and making it narrow, I could create a sense of movement and reality that was in fact not there.
Because I come from that old-school optics environment, I know stuff about depth of field and camera movement and things that are not necessarily a part of the curriculum for people who started on a box and have never done anything that wasn’t on a box.
When I started using the extreme short depth of field and single point of focus, I was trying to replicate my changing eyesight. We have binocular vision; one eye perceives space from the other. I don’t experience a scene visually at F32. It’s more like F1.4.
I’ve always believed a great photographer should concentrate more on depth of feeling and less on depth of field.
Her life with others no longer interests him. He wants only her stalking beauty, her theatre of expressions. He wants the minute secret reflection between them, the depth of field minimal, their foreignness intimate like two pages of a closed book.
When you shoot on high-definition, everything is very sharp and clear, sometimes at the cost of losing dimension and depth of field.
The dimensionality of 3D, the depth of field, the dynamism… it’s an immersive experience. And on top of that it’s great because the new glasses don’t make you want to throw up and they don’t give you paper cuts!