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

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21 Responses:

  1. Good says:

    Very Very Very Nice Photos , Thanks Giina .

    ( 2 years and 946 days ago )
  2. nil says:

    i have lucky for see the photograph …..

    i have next time see the differnt photography …thanks

    ( 2 years and 945 days ago )
  3. Sakis says:

    Very expressive and beautiful pictures! Do these effects can be achieved using Photoshop Elements as well?

    ( 2 years and 941 days ago )
  4. Mick Rogers says:

    Grand photographs thank for sending them to me Giulia

    ( 2 years and 935 days ago )
  5. rajeshkumar govindarajan says:

    wonderful

    ( 2 years and 914 days ago )
  6. david hatton says:

    great photos Giulia,and love your out of this worls space scenes,david

    ( 2 years and 902 days ago )
  7. Darshan Pandit says:

    Its a really really beautiful collection of pictures.

    Awesome!

    :)

    ( 2 years and 902 days ago )
  8. Dave Sokolowski says:

    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 years and 891 days ago )
  9. Ramji says:

    Its really very nice photo collection…. i like to use for my presentation also….

    Keep it up….

    ( 2 years and 793 days ago )
  10. Timo says:

    @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.

    ( 2 years and 762 days ago )
  11. Claire Boyles says:

    brilliant collection of amazing photographs, thank you for sharing them :)

    ( 2 years and 720 days ago )
  12. Suz says:

    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!

    ( 2 years and 618 days ago )
  13. Shola Animashaun says:

    Great images! thanks for sharing

    ( 2 years and 617 days ago )
  14. Shola Animashaun says:

    brilliant images

    ( 2 years and 617 days ago )
  15. ikram bhatti says:

    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

    ( 2 years and 594 days ago )
  16. Andy Baker says:

    Nice photos. Terrible titles…

    ( 2 years and 543 days ago )
  17. Lines, colors, and framing…oh my! « The Other Side says:

    [...] I try to use some of these techniques in all of my photos.  I have discovered that I like taking depth of field photos most.  Before this class, I had always wondered how to make certain subjects in my photos [...]

    ( 2 years and 497 days ago )
  18. sandy says:

    just WONDERFULLLLLL……………….

    ( 2 years and 475 days ago )
  19. zingyyellow says:

    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

    ( 2 years and 466 days ago )
  20. cetina05 says:

    great stuff…. i love the sleeping dog in the beginning… lol

    ( 2 years and 446 days ago )
  21. mehmet nariçi says:

    I looked closely. beautiful:)

    ( 2 years and 363 days ago )

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