Originally Posted by R_Fredrick_Smith
Here is an experiment in creating additional DOF in a photo. The shot presented is of Holley Dorrough and was shot at f8. But I wanted it to look like it was shot at around f2...
It looks okay, for a plug-in. There's no way for the plug-in to know relative distances of things, so it can't come close to reproducing the physics that would have limited DOF in-camera.
And I know this wasn't really your question, but I noticed you using the term DOF incorrectly, and I see this all the time. Since we do have a pretty healthy group of new photographer that peruse the board...I thought I 'd point this out.
The zone of acceptable sharpness in a photo is referred to as the depth of field
. So to create additional DOF
would be to bring more
of the photo into focus, which is accomplished by using a smaller
aperture, not a larger one.
The effect the plug-in was trying to emulate is a reduction
in DOF, not an increase.
Sorry for the thread-jack.