100 Professional Depth of Field Photos

Creating a professional depth of field (DOF) effect in your photos is a quite difficult task and requires some practice and the right equipment. The challenge in DOF photography is managing to let the sharpness gradually decrease on each side of the main subject.

When the art is mastered however, some pretty amazing results can be achieved… In this post we present you 100 fantastic results of this technique of photography.

Black Swan

 

author: Nicolas Raymond

 

Organic Abstract

 

author: Nicolas Raymond

 

Lemon 1

 

author: Eduardo Mancilla

 

Day Lily

 

author: Craig Jewell

 

Sleeping Dog

 

author: harrie verveer

 

Poppy Field 2

 

author: Jozsef Szoke

 

Exploring DoF III

 

author: chris

 

Exploring DoF

 

author: chris

 

DOF Chess

 

author: bbygfy

 

DoF Car

 

author: bbygfy

 

Playing with DoF

 

author: Dzwjedziak

 

Playing with DoF Again

 

author: Dzwjedziak

 

Spring in my Garden…

 

author: Dzwjedziak

 

All You Need is DoF

 

author: enteo botus

 

Yellow Autumn DOF

 

author: natureluv

 

Autumn Rain

 

author: natureluv

 

Road to Perdition

 

author: natureluv

 

Red World

 

author: natureluv

 

Yellow over White

 

author: natureluv

 

Shades of Green

 

author: JustABigGeek

 

Perfect Conditions

 

author: JustABigGeek

 

Blurred Background

 

author: JustABigGeek

 

Keeping Nature in Line

 

author: JustABigGeek

 

Railing Decoration

 

author: JustABigGeek

 

Dof Dof Dof

 

author: c1p0

 

Mushroom

 

author: zingyyellow

 

Carew Castle

 

author: zingyyellow

 

DOF.

 

author: heighten

 

Shallowness Blues

 

author: d-minutiv

 

L’expression Mort Naturelle

 

author: BenoitPaille

 

Your Move…

 

author: jkiner

 

The Traveller

 

author: Healzo

 

Flowers Cry Too

 

author: Healzo

 

Merry-Go-Round

 

author: photodan88

 

All about Hailey II

 

author: skeev

 

Solitary

 

author: strany

 

Late Bloom

 

author: ladyrapid

 

Pan – Stones

 

author: eelmikashigaru

 

Berries DOF Exercise

 

author: jbescup

 

Time Goes By…

 

author: DREAMCA7CHER

 

I Am Leo

 

author: DREAMCA7CHER

 

Have a Seat

 

author: Healzo

 

Tetons Perspective

 

author: Christine Mitchell

 

Nightcrawler

 

author: Marko Kirin

 

Robin

 

author: Jan Meeus

 

Taking His Shot

 

author: Todd Klassy

 

Bud

 

author: Pete Goudreau

 

Freedom Flight

 

author: Steve Williams

 

Gnome, Shallow Depth of Field

 

author: Eric Hemler

 

Feeding Time

 

author: Steve Williams

 

WoNdEr

 

author: Pierre81385

 

Lil Cute Flower

 

author: D4D4L

 

Gold

 

author: PaintingSunday

 

Peacock feather with Drop IV

 

author: DafoeofLenin

 

Save a Place for Me

 

author: Healzo

 

Wake up II

 

author: ivy77

 

Cherry III

 

author: oriontrail

 

Dawn of the Daisies

 

author: tfavretto

 

Neon Fairytale

 

author: simoendli

 

Lucky Stone.

 

author: simoendli

 

Wait

 

author: asinant

 

Weep

 

author: asinant

 

Morn Ing

 

author: asinant

 

Sorrow

 

author: As-The-Stars-Align

 

Princess

 

author: Rohwen

 

Me In Exile

 

author: GozDeCyp

 

Lost on the Line

 

author: tfavretto

 

The Cold Sunrise

 

author: Healzo

 

M e o w

 

author: Olivedrab

 

Duckling – Revisited

 

author: pantsonnos

 

Please Sir…

 

author: obenson

 

ALUM-DOF

 

author: bent-perspectives

 

4eme jour d’automne

 

author: bwiti

 

Hint of Blue

 

author: azhurian

 

Miserere IV

 

author: bwiti

 

Save Us

 

author: Healzo

 

The Horse Whisperer

 

author: Piolvan

 

Dof

 

author: metamorpnus

 

Christmas Reindeer

 

author: Healzo

 

It’s Cold.

 

author: SweetPandemonium90

 

The Road To You

 

author: NuageDeNuit

 

Watching

 

author: missjessicajoy

 

Colors in Darkness

 

author: Healzo

 

The Friendship I

 

author: Healzo

 

Where am I

 

author: Healzo

 

Empty Cup And Full Glass

 

author: venicequeenf

 

All That Remains

 

author: tfavretto

 

Walking by a Sunny Day

 

author: ylf13

 

Freshly Squeezed

 

author: Parabola-Pop

 

Hide and Seek

 

author: Healzo

 

Peek-a-Boo

 

author: geckokid

 

Oscar

 

author: Gnahraf

 

ROSII

 

author: robertbouariu

 

It Bugs Me

 

author: Lomil-Gathiel

 

What Else is There

 

author: Lomil-Gathiel

 

Cold Winter Days

 

author: Lomil-Gathiel

 

The Calvary

 

author: AndreasResch

 

Road to…

 

author: NuageDeNuit

 

Standing Tall

 

author: PhoenicianDreamz

 

A Call that Never Comes

 

author: NyYankee

Author: Giulia

Giulia is a 25 year old girl from Romania. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on furrytalk.com. She's also an amateur photographer and has a passion for Photoshop.

21 thoughts on “100 Professional Depth of Field Photos”

  1. Not to sound like a downer, but achieving shallow DOF is actually pretty easy, and is accomplished by using a large aperture (~<4). Actually, it requires no effort, and cannot (legitimately) be done in post processing.

  2. @Sakis

    This is not an effect done with software.
    You can create this with using a large aperture (e.g. 1.4 – 2.8), long focal lengths and/or going very near to the subject (e.g. with a macro lens).
    These factors (also in combination) have an effect on the depth of field.
    Not to forget the sensor size. With a DSLR sensor you can get shallower DOF than with a small size compact camera sensor.

  3. Nice, but there isn’t any information as to the settings, or any other details, that can help others learn how to achieve these types of shots…The blog is nice, the photos are nice, but it would be even nicer if you offer tips if you’re going to take the time to post, blog, etc… just my humble opinion! Great work, by the way!

  4. its very nice snaps i realyy appriciateable very good work done 1 tip that i know to achieve DOF is as you increase focal length you are minimizing the depth of field and also maintain a shuttewr speed in the range of 100 to 160 and use more aperture but keep in mind that aperture should not disturb the quality of picture and it should show good details in it thanx

  5. love these shot very cool…. couple of my shots in there too, thanks for the compliment >blush<

    this inspires me to take some more shallow dof…. which, i suppose is the idea…

    …right to work…

    thank you very much

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