3 photos for Depth of field “leading lines” photography demostration.
A simple example here, the fig tree in my courtyard.
In this first photo, I have a deep depth of field. ISO 1000, f/9.0 75mm, 1/80sec. You see the bricks with fuzzy but understandable images. The eyes goes to that area and even with the Yellow fig highlighted in Lightroom a bit more that the natural light.You are distracted by everything happening in the photo.
In the second one I have shorten the depth of field, ISO 1000, f/4.0, 75mm, 1/200sec. Hand held shot so slight rotation different also.
This my first shot, really, then the other for the post. As you can see the blur in the bricks, lets the mind see the bricks as you look down where the fig, but not enough detail to draw the eye’s attention. You now focus on the area of the fig which is detail in focus and the fig is the bright spot which draws you to it.. Leaves around the fig and dark branch, flow with the light on the brick wall leading you down the photo. I would most likely remove the small dark branch at the bottom of the fig, however, given the shading of the bricks, it would be a little work.
But a fast job, 3rd photo and now the fig is almost isolated, in drawing your attention to it.
Photography copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016