For our weekly photography challenge, we were to photograph something using a shallow depth of field. I found this explanation online and couldn’t think of a better way to describe it, so I am quoting here:

‘Depth of Field or DOF for short is a description of how much of your photograph is in focus. A shallow depth of field simply means that one specific area of your photo is tack sharp while other elements remain blurred.’

I decided to take my boys out for a mini photoshoot…shooting wide open. I did have all three of the boys with me, but the youngest was a bit distracted by the playground that was close to the field we were shooting at. ย Hence, I photographed two out of the three. My oldest will be turning 9 in just a few weeks and when I looked at these images, I couldn’t help but notice how much he is growing up. ย Our last year of single digits!

To see how the other photographers in our group photographed shallow depth of field, you can begin by visiting Jessica Richter’s beautiful blog.

11 Responses to “52 on Friday {shallow depth of field} | Williamsville, NY child photographer”

  1. Laurie says:

    O.k., so I’m going to send you a photo of my soon to be 8 year old daughter, and my address, and maybe our kids can become pen pals, fall in love and have beautiful babies!! ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe

    Gorgeous photo’s as usual Melissa!! I love the bokeh and softness of your backgrounds. You always rock the camera!! xoxo

  2. emily says:

    these are all great! & LOLOLOLOL @ Laurie’s comment! Love that! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Hope says:

    Luv these! Your boys r so handsome. Total crewcuts models. Beautiful portraits

  4. Dana Cubbage says:

    Beautiful images!! I especially love the grassy bokeh in the last image ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Kristen says:

    Your boys are so handsome!! Great pictures of them!!

  6. such handsome boys! Love being a mama of boys, but mine won’t sit still for even one shot for me! how do you do that?

  7. Heather Moll says:

    Melissa, these are such beautiful photos of your boys. I can’t get over how big they are getting!

  8. This are gorgeous! I love how your backgrounds all look like monet paintings….really stunning!

    @Laurie – Hold on there my friend – I have a 10 year old daughter who might be interested in a younger man ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Debbie says:

    WOW Melissa, great examples of DOF and love how you used textures on these images. My fave is the last image!

  10. Kate says:

    yes I agree with what everyone else said. These are such beautiful images of your dear boys. So so lovely!

  11. Jenny says:

    LOVE every single one of these. DOF is gorgeous and perfect but I tell you what – those boys and those expressions are priceless. GORGEOUS!!!

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