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#1 Cory Zapatka

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:57 PM

I just finished reading an article in American Cinematographer, and Conrad Hall spoke about underexposing and "shooting at the bottom of the aperture." Does this simply mean opening up as far as possible to create a shallow DOF?

I've never head that term "bottom of", so I'm assuming shooting at the "top" would refer to closing down?

Thanks for any help!

Edited by Cory Zapatka, 18 August 2010 - 04:01 PM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:06 PM

I just finished reading an article in American Cinematographer, and Conrad Hall spoke about underexposing and "shooting at the bottom of the aperture." Does this simply mean opening up as far as possible to create a shallow DOF?

I've never head that term "bottom of", so I'm assuming shooting at the "top" would refer to closing down?

Thanks for any help!


It's a non-standard phrase, just Conrad Hall's own expression.... yes, he probably meant shooting wide-open (he often did that, he usually shot Primos at T/2.)
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#3 Cory Zapatka

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:56 PM

Thanks!
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