Depth of Field

Depth of Field is all about perspective. When you look at an image and it has a small depth of field, the background is blurry, out of focus. like the first image. If an image has a large depth of field, the details behind the subject are clear & focused. All of the background is captured. There are complex formulas for figuring out depth of field such as…

 

Formula for calculating DOF

Formula for calculating DOF

Honestly, I don’t understand it at all so I’m not going to even attempt an explanation. If you want to attempt a real explanation of Depth of Field try the all knowing Wikipedia . This blog isn’t meant to get that technical. I’d rather just show you examples of Depth of Field in action and tell you how to accomplish it yourself.

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