When did / does the possible become the required?
Seems most C&C are critical of DOF. However, in many shots, the background wasn't distracting enough to warrant the criticism IMHO. In several shots, the background even enhanced the shot. Yet, the DOF was criticized.
This leads me to believe that the incredible DOF (BOKEH?) that can be achieved has now become a requirement.
This discussion is not limited to DOF, but any aspect of photography that has become pervasive enough to seem mandatory.
What say you?
Disclaimer: I'm not discussing my photos. Yes, I'm jealous of what's possible but mindful that some shots benefit from a wider DOF.... IMO.
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