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FOCUS: APERTURES, LENSES, AND DEPTH OF FIELD

 

 

MY PRIMARY PROJECT HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN FINDING WAYS TO MAKE THE VIEWER AWARE OF THEIR OWN ACTIVITY OF LOOKING AT SOMETHING.”—UTA BARTH

 

PHOTOGRAPH © SEAN WILKINSON Untitled, 1999, Paris,from Traces

 

 

FOCUS: THE SECOND PHOTOGRAPHIC ELEMENT

Have you ever seen a painting you identified as “Photorealistic?” What was the primary quality of that painting that made it most like a photograph? The answer: the quality of focus it depicts. What sets Photorealistic paintings apart is that they depict a scene the way a camera would see it, and photographs, no matter how closely they seem to approximate ...

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