Thursday, 12 July 2012

Focus Dammit !


Modern folks, with their 20GigaPixel, auto-everything cameras rarely think about what to focus on.... and normally the camera delivers a reasonably sharp picture.

Way back when, slow films and manual cameras meant that focussing was critical. It could make the difference between a damned fine picture, and a ooohh...so close picture.

Here, Mr Photographer (women weren't permitted to operate cameras...for voodoo reasons.) has set the focus at infinity, and hoped that the subjects with be sharp. 'fraid not.   He needs to understand Depth of Field.

Bonus - The good old days, when children enjoyed good clean fun

Bonus 2 - Got Talent?  Nope

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