If you’ve just bought your first camera, you’re probably finding a bit of a learning curve in getting up to speed with all of its bells and whistles. Before you get you get started, there are three fundamental concepts you need to understand: how your camera’s shutter speed scale works; how focal length affects your composition; and how your aperture controls what’s sharp.
One of the first steps toward taking more creative photos is learning how to control how much of your picture is in focus. In this quick depth of field tutorial we show you how to check and affect sharpness, as well as answer some of your burning questions
In this tutorial we’ll show you a really easy way to use simple Photoshop effects to create a sense of shallow depth of field in any image.
Shooting anything up close requires incredible patience and extreme precision. If your close-up photography isn’t sharp then you’re not only wasting pictures, but you’ve wasted hours of your time. In this in-depth tutorial we’ll show you how to use one of the most amazing Photoshop effects macro and close-up photographers can use: focus stacking.
Below we’ll show you step-by-step how to extend depth of field when shooting close-up by shifting your point of focus in multiple images,w which you’ll later stitch together so you can produce images that are sharp throughout the frame.
In our latest photo editing tutorial we show you how to use a series of simple Photoshop effects to blur your background and create a shallow depth of field effect.
Using depth of field creatively can make your focal point really stand out. In this quick tutorial we show you how to control depth of field to isolate subjects.
In this tutorial we show you step-by-step how to use your Depth of Field Preview button to check your test shots and ensure everything is as sharp as you want.
Ever wondered why some backgrounds are pin-sharp and others are out of focus? This is what’s called deep depth of field and shallow depth of field. Find out how to take full control of this in-camera photography effect and answer any lingering questions you may have.
Understanding the principles of perspective is one of the photography basics that everyone learns starting out, but even for more experienced photographers it’s worthwhile to revisit this technique to find new creative photo ideas to enhance your images and add a sense of depth. Through a variety of camera tricks and techniques you’ll be able… Continue reading
Learn how to use the Photoshop Lens Blur filter to control your depth of field after you’ve taken your picture.