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




author: zingyyellow


Carew Castle


author: zingyyellow




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




author: photodan88


All about Hailey II


author: skeev




author: strany


Late Bloom


author: ladyrapid


Pan – Stones


author: eelmikashigaru


Berries DOF Exercise


author: jbescup


Time Goes By…




I Am Leo




Have a Seat


author: Healzo


Tetons Perspective


author: Christine Mitchell




author: Marko Kirin




author: Jan Meeus


Taking His Shot


author: Todd Klassy




author: Pete Goudreau


Freedom Flight


author: Steve Williams


Gnome, Shallow Depth of Field


author: Eric Hemler


Feeding Time


author: Steve Williams




author: Pierre81385


Lil Cute Flower


author: D4D4L




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




author: asinant




author: asinant


Morn Ing


author: asinant




author: As-The-Stars-Align




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




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




author: metamorpnus


Christmas Reindeer


author: Healzo


It’s Cold.


author: SweetPandemonium90


The Road To You


author: NuageDeNuit




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




author: geckokid




author: Gnahraf




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 3927 days ago )
  2. nil says:

    i have lucky for see the photograph …..

    i have next time see the differnt photography …thanks

    ( 2 years and 3927 days ago )
  3. Sakis says:

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

    ( 2 years and 3923 days ago )
  4. Mick Rogers says:

    Grand photographs thank for sending them to me Giulia

    ( 2 years and 3916 days ago )
  5. rajeshkumar govindarajan says:


    ( 2 years and 3896 days ago )
  6. david hatton says:

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

    ( 2 years and 3884 days ago )
  7. Darshan Pandit says:

    Its a really really beautiful collection of pictures.



    ( 2 years and 3884 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 3873 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 3774 days ago )
  10. Timo says:


    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 3744 days ago )
  11. Claire Boyles says:

    brilliant collection of amazing photographs, thank you for sharing them 🙂

    ( 2 years and 3702 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 3600 days ago )
  13. Shola Animashaun says:

    Great images! thanks for sharing

    ( 2 years and 3599 days ago )
  14. Shola Animashaun says:

    brilliant images

    ( 2 years and 3599 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 3576 days ago )
  16. Andy Baker says:

    Nice photos. Terrible titles…

    ( 2 years and 3524 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 3479 days ago )
  18. sandy says:

    just WONDERFULLLLLL……………….

    ( 2 years and 3457 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 3448 days ago )
  20. cetina05 says:

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

    ( 2 years and 3428 days ago )
  21. mehmet nariçi says:

    I looked closely. beautiful:)

    ( 2 years and 3344 days ago )