This may be a controversial topic, but let’s face it.
Computational depth of field and bokeh produces amazing results on smartphones to the point that most people can’t notice any difference between a DSLR and a smartphone shot. People are ditching photographers for events left and right in favor of someone just capturing images with their phone.
Now while we spend thousands of dollars on lenses, most people get better results on their phone in the terms of bokeh and background separation via software.
Now my question is. How to do computational DoF and bokeh in Darktable like iPhone does?
It seems to me if I could do that then I could have images that are large in resolution but also have great background separation and bokeh without needing a $2k lens.
And the result would be better than on an iPhone because I’d have a greater control with masking out the subject.
And the result would be better than a $2k lens because it wouldn’t suffer of foreground separation when that’s unwanted.
Essentially what I’m wondering is when will the pro FOSS software get that ability?
This is a good thread about it:
Also I know that this bokeh and background separation trend is over hyped and not artistic but it sells photos. It sells it A LOT!