Fetish


Jun 8, 2010
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Is it me only... Have this fetish for big apertures.
Am I the only sucker or do you share the same fetish?
My thoughts are that the bigger the better but I'm sure some of you may disagree.
 

Rashkae

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Right aperture for the right job. DOF matters.
 

wdEvA

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#3
I believe anyone entering the photography hobby and being exposed to thin dof, will have some sort of fetish over it. :bsmilie::bsmilie:
but as they shoot more and realize what they need / want to achieve, they will choose the right aperture for the picture
 

An drew

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Yeah, I am sure you are the only one who has such a fetish. Everyone else here looks for smaller lenses with tiny apertures.
Ok lah, truly your "fetish" is a very common condition.
 

Octarine

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#5
Is it me only... Have this fetish for big apertures.
Am I the only sucker or do you share the same fetish?
My thoughts are that the bigger the better but I'm sure some of you may disagree.
Typical human 'focus error' :bsmilie:
Aperture is a tool, not the purpose.
 

willdoang

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I believe anyone entering the photography hobby and being exposed to thin dof, will have some sort of fetish over it. :bsmilie::bsmilie:
but as they shoot more and realize what they need / want to achieve, they will choose the right aperture for the picture
:thumbsup: so true :bsmilie:
 

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Can understand the fetish, in fact I suspect the bokeh effect us what possesss many to buy a dslr in the first place! But as mentioned earlier, the right aperture is needed for the right photo. I do find myself using larger apertures whenever possible for subject isolation though.
 

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Haha. Thank you guys. Comforting to know I not that all alone. Probably the reason why 'large' is good for me is I have not learnt the art of flash photography and needed that extra 'light'. Mostly take my pics in dim light.
I will try to seek professional help to wean off my fetish meanwhile.
Cheers.
 

sinned79

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#9
For protraits - i like to shoot at bigger apertures but not wide open. I like to isolate my subjects in portrait shots most of the time. Usually f2 or f2.8 cos i know i do not have the skills yet to control my DOF that well. If shot at wide open, DOF is very shallow and OOF may occurs if i did not handled properly.

For general landscape - i usually shoot from f5.6-f11 depending on scenarios and condition.

For street shoots - i will usually shoot from f2.8 - f4. I dun want too much isolation here.
 

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For protraits - i like to shoot at bigger apertures but not wide open. I like to isolate my subjects in portrait shots most of the time. Usually f2 or f2.8 cos i know i do not have the skills yet to control my DOF that well. If shot at wide open, DOF is very shallow and OOF may occurs if i did not handled properly.

For general landscape - i usually shoot from f5.6-f11 depending on scenarios and condition.

For street shoots - i will usually shoot from f2.8 - f4. I dun want too much isolation here.
Yes I agree. I usually stop down 2-3 stops. Read that it'll produce best results.
Btw, enjoy your work sinned.
Thanx.
 

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