One eye in focus, was Depth of Field question
I'm with Jen. Generally the eye closest to the camera is the one I think
should be in focus.
Or add a bit of swing and have them both in focus.
All the best
Steven Morton FRPS
DoF is not equally split, there is more towards the back.. . .
So if you focus on the rear, the closer one will exhibit greater softness than the one exhibited by rear if focus is set on the font.
In other words (and I know this is an overstatement) : you focus to the front and the second one is soft or you focus to the rear and the other one is blurred.
Composition also plays its role:
An eye on the center should be sharp
An eye on the golden section should be sharp.
That being said, I strongly believe that such a limited DoF is merely a cause for trouble; it offers nothing to the narration.
Argyris Theos, gsc
DoP, Athens Greece,
3 Απρ 2018, 8:30 π.μ., ο/η "Steven Morton via Cml.News" <steven.morton=monash.edu@...> έγραψε:
the eye closest to the camera is the one I think
Although this is often true, it’s not true of the split across eyes in a close up. Let’s be more precise.. . .
At higher magnifications and shallower stops depth of field is split 50/50 behind/in front of focus.
At lower magnifications and deeper stops depth of field becomes 100/0 behind/in front. Hyperfocal distance takes effect before you really see this though.
On 3 Apr 2018, at 07:47, Argyris_Theos_cml <cml@...> wrote: