Depth of Field- Practice with your Camera

The distance between the nearest and farthest points that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph. Depth of Field varies with lens aperture, focal length, and camera-to-subject distance.

This is going to be an in class technique practice on DoF (Depth of Field). This is a key technique for photographers. It draws the eye to the subject in focus and helps visually improve the composition visually.

How you will try on your own!

Use this Article to understand DoF and try it out yourself.

  1. Set-up an arrangement has a three different placements in a space (foreground, middle, and background).
  2. Meter the camera so the exposure scale is zeroed to “0” Take a photo.
  3. Then, adjust the aperture or ISO to a small aperture opening like F22 or F16. Make sure to zero out the exposure scale. Take another photo. This will be an example of large range of Depth of Field (DoF).
  4. Next, adjust the aperture to a larger aperture opening like F5.6 or F2. Make sure to zero out the exposure scale. Take another photo. This will be an example of shallow range of Depth of Field (DoF).

The best way to master this technique is lots of practice and picture taking. Using a tripod can help with slowing down and looking at the composition in the viewfinder.