DoF defined: controlling depth of field in photography

    | Photography for Beginners | 10/10/2012 12:12pm

    Controlling DoF by focal length


    Depth of field vs subject distance: 40mm


    At any given aperture, depth of field gets shallower as focal length increases and vice versa.

    This is especially useful to landscape photographers who often shoot with wideangle lenses to include a wide vista as the short focal length results in greater depth of field.

    Depth of field vs subject distance: 60mm


    If you want to restrict DoF to make your subject stand out more, consider mounting a longer lens on your camera, or using the zoom to set a longer focal length.

    PAGE 1: What is depth of field?
    PAGE 2: Controlling depth of field via your aperture
    PAGE 3: Controlling DoF by focal length
    PAGE 4: Subject distance and depth of field
    PAGE 5: Using all three factors to control DoF


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    Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 12:12 pm under Photography for Beginners.

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