I think you will find that top pro photographers do in fact use shallow depth of field a lot, presumeably that's what sells clothes in non-studio settings.
Cain't do nuthin' bout thems whats thinks they knows.
BTW, "bohka" is the spelling in India. ;)
Back in the 90s, 50 1.8s and 50 1.4s were the kit lenses. They were on the camera because they were cheap
Now everyone fawns over them like its the second coming of Jesus
I used a 50 1.4 wide open for my Junior High photos of all my friends because it was too dark in the cafeteria and classrooms for anything slower
I wish I could have closed down for some of the group shots
I really dislike the 'everything wide open' crap that's going around. It's just silly.
And all the terminology that goes with it makes it so that I cringe when I hear someone talk about it.
Swirly bokeh takes the medal for the one that actually makes me physically sick... :)
Not using depth of field as something creative, as well as a control, is a bit of a mystery to me.
Thomas, those who don't know and don't know that they don't know ...
Also, Bokeh is to photographers as Wabi is to watch collectors