Feb
20

30 Alluring Images with Shallow DOF

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This week we’re going back to the basics and looking at some images that utilize a large aperture to create a narrow or shallow DOF (Depth of Field).

Often called bokeh, large apertures can create that magical look of out of focus blobs (highly technical term).

Here are a few images demonstrating these things to inspire you.

Photograph The Path by Joe Azure on 500px

The Path by Joe Azure on 500px

Photograph Can You Smell the Cinnamon? by C Rankin on 500px

Can You Smell the Cinnamon? by C Rankin on 500px

Photograph Slither by Justin Lo on 500px

Slither by Justin Lo on 500px

Photograph some hooks by Sak Rum on 500px

some hooks by Sak Rum on 500px

Photograph Strength  by Nadav Yacobi on 500px

Strength by Nadav Yacobi on 500px

Photograph Shades of Orange by Ursula Abresch on 500px

Shades of Orange by Ursula Abresch on 500px

Photograph Green, green grass of home by Páll Guðjónsson on 500px

Green, green grass of home by Páll Guðjónsson on 500px

Photograph Standing Alone by William Dodd on 500px

Standing Alone by William Dodd on 500px

Photograph Shallow DOF: Padlock by Tom Cunningham on 500px

Shallow DOF: Padlock by Tom Cunningham on 500px

Photograph 5 string bass by Jim Zielinski on 500px

5 string bass by Jim Zielinski on 500px

Photograph Tip of Flower by Srujan Chennupati on 500px

Tip of Flower by Srujan Chennupati on 500px

Photograph autumnal farewell by Darragh Hehir on 500px

autumnal farewell by Darragh Hehir on 500px

Photograph Healing Crane by JL Kong on 500px

Healing Crane by JL Kong on 500px

Photograph A New Heart by Dustin Abbott on 500px

A New Heart by Dustin Abbott on 500px

Photograph The Meeting of The Moons by JL Kong on 500px

The Meeting of The Moons by JL Kong on 500px

Photograph in flight by Katie Andelman Garner on 500px

in flight by Katie Andelman Garner on 500px

Photograph Cupcake by Katie Andelman Garner on 500px

Cupcake by Katie Andelman Garner on 500px

Photograph r by belu gheorghe on 500px

r by belu gheorghe on 500px

Photograph There There by Sam PortraitsBySam on 500px

There There by Sam PortraitsBySam on 500px

Photograph Bull's Eye by Adrian Tavano on 500px

Bull's Eye by Adrian Tavano on 500px

Photograph Because i’m Happy by Joseph Saadeh on 500px

Because i’m Happy by Joseph Saadeh on 500px

Photograph Laughing dog by Robert Chrenka on 500px

Laughing dog by Robert Chrenka on 500px

Photograph When You Wish Upon a Star by Magdalena Ginalska on 500px

When You Wish Upon a Star by Magdalena Ginalska on 500px

Photograph Romantic Morning by Roni Hendrawan on 500px

Romantic Morning by Roni Hendrawan on 500px

Photograph night view of Setagaya by takashi kitajima on 500px

night view of Setagaya by takashi kitajima on 500px

Photograph Mr. Red by Max Rinaldi on 500px

Mr. Red by Max Rinaldi on 500px

Photograph Sadhu and Monkey by Anton Jankovoy on 500px

Sadhu and Monkey by Anton Jankovoy on 500px

Photograph night shift by G T on 500px

night shift by G T on 500px

Photograph Veiled Beauty Redux by Sean Molin on 500px

Veiled Beauty Redux by Sean Molin on 500px

Photograph *** by Dimitry Roulland on 500px

*** by Dimitry Roulland on 500px

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