Shallow depth-of-field is Banal and Rack focus is Lazy

September 3, 2010

via: aphotoeditor

an interesting essay on a current filmmaking fad, could easily be applied to the photography world…

“If a single aesthetic choice becomes so dominant and common and ubiquitous across all genre’s of filmmaking, regardless of the creative problems posed by individual films, then it ceases to be grounded technique – it becomes stale, meaningless, banal, a default position rather than a creative choice.”

“Shallow focus and Rack-Focus is lazy. A ham-fisted and overtly slothful technique with little impetus other than to lead your viewer around by the nose, to force them to look exactly where you want them to look, when you want them to look there”


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