For those of you who may not know, depth of field is how much of an image from front to back is in acceptable focus. Selective focus (also known as shallow depth of field) has been used in photography to guide the viewer to the important part of an image. This can make for very dramatic images. However, we usually don’t see with selective focus. Well, that’s not really correct. When an object is close and especially in low light, you do see in selective focus but, your brain is great at only letting you concentrate on the part of the field of view that is in focus. As soon as you start to view the out of focus are, your eyes change their point of focus and you adjust. So, what’s my point? I’m not really sure. Oh yeah, when we see, we really don’t see in selective focus but we do see with selective concentration. So, why is selective focus so often desirable in photography – especially food photography? Here are two images for your consideration. Which do you prefer? Which is more realistic? Which is more artistic? Which way would you prefer to see your food images? Your comments are welcome. Please visit http://www.photography-by-jerry.com to see more of my work. Thanks for visiting.