Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
Any effect... any 'look' ...used for its own sake... can readily become a cliche. The composition should dictate what equipment and technique will be used. Not vice versa.
i agree completely!

hi tom

i never stop down except if i have to
the best thing to do is play with whatever you have
and see how shallow focus, front focus, back focus
putting things infront of your lens ( obstruct it),
shooting through dirty filters or windows, or pantyhose
or "whatever" works in various situations.

have fun!
john