Mel Marilim  

The Graduate by Mel Marilim

July 2024 - The Graduate

About the Image(s)

I took this photo of my son using a 300 mm lens while seated far back in the bleachers at his graduation.

2 comments posted

Jay Denny   Jay Denny
Your eye caught a great moment. DOF is right to focus on the one going the "wrong" way. Crop a little more from the right?   Posted: 07/07/2024 10:21:41

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Mel,
I think this is a unique and thought provoking image. if I didn't know this was your son I might ask `why the focus on this fellow? what makes him special?' The depth of field fall off on the rest of the graduates is a great technique to emphasize the subject--pretty amazing you were able to get him that sharp at 300mm (and I assume handheld). You may want to try a variety of different crops to see which tells your story best. Well done! Norm   Posted: 07/07/2024 11:25:12


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