to participate in this contest.

In this contest, we're going to tweak our setup and play with our camera's DOF settings to have two subjects in focus. Two subjects that are identical in shape (90+ %). The subjects can be positioned in any way you want, as long as they are both in focus.

by Photonut
— by Photonut —

If you don't know where to start, here's an interesting video from 'The Photography Spot' on the topic:

The subjects can be animals or objects that have the same (90+ %) shape (The color, size, and position can differ). But, try to have few other items in your photo. That way, you can put more emphasis on the two identical subjects.

Good luck!

PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

Staaan avatarLevel 19

If you have any questions/suggestions/comments about this contest, reply to this comment!

Good luck! 👇

11 reactions
Vibeke avatarLevel 10

Exactly same shapes sound difficult?

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Vibeke :

It was meant more like: don't put a fork and a spoon together, for example

I changed the wording a little

Olga.L avatarLevel 16

Staaaaaaaaaan, the example you provide shows two shoes that are NOT pin-sharp....they are NOT in focus! The focus is on the shoelaces and not shoes. 😮

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Ahah normal it is my photo 😁 Maybe it was for a shoelaces contest 🤔

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

Shoelace contest.....LOL

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Zizounai :

Nono, it wasn't a shoelace contest! :D

Was this one:

Zizounai avatarLevel 15Happy award
Zizounai replied to Staaan :

I know Staaan, I was kidding 😋

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Olga.L :

Oh no, you are right!

What about this one?

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Staaan :

Better, one bird is a bit sharper than the other though.

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to Staaan :

Good enough, I think the members will understand how to vote, at least this is clearer than the shoes.

retired avatarLevel 8

Are these supposed to be photos that we've taken ourselves, or gotten off the internet?

Just the two of us

Just the two of us We can make it if we try Just the two of us (Just the two of us) Just the two of us Building castles in the sky Just the two of us You and I

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Olga.L avatarLevel 16

By one year...nice especially with that bokeh....AND YES IT IS SHARP...though all the planes of subject. I like the thoughtful composition, frame, pov, saturation...just nice through and through.

Author replied to Olga.L :

Thank you Olga 😊

Merlin avatarLevel 15

What Olga said: just nice through and through.

Author replied to Merlin :

Thanks Merlin, I'll drink to that 😊

Olga.L avatarLevel 16

I find your post visually very soothing in gentle cool neutral gray tones. This image was taken with thought and consideration to placement/ framing and is not a snapped photo. Texturally it also pleases, the detail of planks and the scratches on the subject give life to the photo. For me, I feel a "swoosh" feeling, so it is emotive as well. Simple and solid. I like it....a lot.

Vibeke avatarLevel 10

I love this one

Author replied to Vibeke :


Two Cows

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Vibeke avatarLevel 10

Great shot.

Olga.L avatarLevel 16Happy award

Yes, this is the sharper version LOL!

Author replied to Olga.L :

Ahah, you noticed the swap! the other one made my eyes cry.

A pair of Black-eyed Suzan

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