In this quick tutorial, photographer Jeff Rojas explains what Depth of Field is, and 3 ways to control it. Let’s take a look…

 

You’ve probably heard the term Depth of Field or DoF, but what is it and why should you care? Well, when you focus your camera on a subject, your camera will establish a zone of acceptable sharpness. This zone will vary from photo to photo. Some images may have very small zones of focus, called shallow depth of field. Others may have a very large zone of focus, called deep depth of field. How deep this area of acceptable focus is (meaning area from front to back) is called your Depth of Field.

In this short tutorial, Jeff Rojas looks at three ways to control Depth of Field; Aperture (f-stop), the distance from the subject to the camera and focal length of the lens on your camera. Let’s take a look…

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