Clickin Mom's Blog Circle – Shallow Depth of Field

I think this month’s Clickin Mom’s challenge, shallow depth of field, is a favorite amongst photographers.  I know it is for me.  Shallow depth of field is when your focus falls on a very small portion of the photo with the fore and background falling quickly out of focus.

Chasing two toddlers around, I very rarely have a chance to position them so that distractions are eliminated, opting to capture them in the natural (cluttered) environment.  I use shallow depth of field to isolate them from the background A LOT!

Here are a couple of my favorite images where I use shallow depth of field.

Shallow DOF-2 Shallow DOF-3 Shallow DOF-4

Shallow DOF-1

As always I recommend you take a stroll through our blog circle to see the way these amazing talented ladies captured this month’s challenge.  First stop – Ashley’s blog.

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11 Responses to Clickin Mom's Blog Circle – Shallow Depth of Field

  1. Debbie says:

    Great series of images!! I love the little guy blowing bubbles!!

  2. Sarah says:

    I love these – all of them! Your processing is gorgeous! Great job!

  3. Amanda, I love that most of your images include your son. I need to do a better job of capturing my kids. The light is wonderful in the first image, and I laughed out loud at his expression in the third! Seeing toys at floor level is my favorite perspective too. Great work!

  4. Cary says:

    These are great, love the facial expression on the bubbles :)

  5. He is adorable! The bubble blowing one is my favorite!

  6. Michelle B says:

    Love the set of these – really captures the fun things boys love. Nice job!

  7. Dawne says:

    Wonderful images… I actually love the image of the “Cars” trucks! What a wonderful reminder of boyhood!

  8. Rosemary says:

    MATER!!!! <–sorry, favorite kid movie:) These are great!

  9. Jenny says:

    Love these examples of shallow depth of field. It can be such a great tool when trying to capture your everyday and eliminate the everyday clutter! I just love the shot of Mater – one of my boys favorites!

  10. Claire Lane says:

    Great images! I really like your perspective on the Mater shot

  11. Ashley says:

    Wonderful job Amanda! My favorite is the first- gorgeous light and processing! Your boys are so adorable!

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