On Adding Depth Perception

By |2012-07-01T12:16:07+00:00Jul 1st, 2012|

Just a quick post for now – gotta get ready for some brunch-y deliciousness, Nebraska style. This is a shot taken at one of my favorite Oregon spots, Little Zig Zag Falls. I took this back on my first visit with +Brian Bonham, +Lars Gustafson, and +Arno Jenkins aka The Funky Bunch.

I wanted to share a simple little trick that I try to use often with a product that we, at +onOne Software, make called FocalPoint 2. It allows you to simulate s shallow depth of field and paint back focus in any area that you wish. For this shot, I rendered the upper third of the frame slightly out of focus to give the impression of a fast lens. However, I also painted focus back onto that branch that is protruding from the left side of the frame. By doing so, I’ve effectively given the shot some depth – an almost 3D feel. It’s a small task to take but it can pay back with dividends when used effectively.

Happy Sunday, peopleheads!

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11 Comments

  1. Raresh Vlad Bunea July 1, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  2. Sandra Parlow July 1, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    I've used focal point on some portraits and I just love it!!

  3. Chris Lazzery July 1, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Nice processing dude. Inviting comp, rad water exposure.

  4. Etienne Ricco July 1, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Awesome Brian!

  5. Bob Lussier July 1, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Nicely done!

  6. Daniel Korzeniewski July 1, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Nice

  7. Brian Bonham July 1, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    FocalPoint kicks ass!  So does this photo.  Hope you're having a great time.

  8. Martin Heller July 1, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I learn something new every time you demonstrate one of these features, +Brian Matiash 

  9. avijit bose July 1, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Absolutly incredible

  10. Lars Gustafson July 1, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Good job Marky Mark, good job.

  11. Julie Ward July 1, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    How cool is THAT?!  I want me some FocalPoint!

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