Re: Re: Assignment 9 black and white with high tone

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Tammy,

I like this photograph. It’s got the wide variety of tonal range that is required by this assignment.

One thing I don’t like about this image is the Gaussian blur that looks to have been hand ‘painted’ over the image. I think you’re attempting to creating shallow depth of field but I’m not sure.

If you want to achieve shallow depth of field I would recommend doing that in camera.

For instance you could use a telephoto lens and wide aperture…

Also be aware that when you crop images his way they often won’t match the aspect ratio of many screens or frames.

This is one of your strongest images to date.