Selective Depth of Field 1
Macro Photography Tutorial
In this macro photography film tutorial, photographer and editor Hans-Peter Schaub discusses and demonstrates the technical aspects of macro photography while on location at the Maximillian Park in Hamm, Germany.
Schaub focuses on a shallow Depth of Field, also known as "Selective Focus". As Schaub demonstrates, selective focus usually results in blurry foregrounds and backgrounds allowing photographers to draw the viewer's attention to the main subject. This is often referred to as "selective depth of field".
Manipulating the depth of field to your desired needs will help create more creative and subjective photographs and Schaub systematically shows viewers how to best make use of shallow depth of field which allows photographic subjects to stand out from their surroundings, concealing unwanted distractions. Schaub also discusses the use of various macro lenses and the additional implementation of flash light in combination with natural light.