Depth of Field Tutorial

What is depth of field?

Depth of field is a way to take pictures. It has to do with the distance of the nearest and furthest objects in the picture. For my tutorial I focused on deep depth of field and shallow depth of field. This is very relevant because it is helpful to know when you take pictures. It also helps you understand your camera settings better and understand how the ISO, aperture and shutter speed works.

Deep depth of field is where all of the subjects in the picture are in focus. If you look at the examples below, you will notice that each object in the picture is is focus.

ashleyolsen-river

Taken on October 4 at Nature Park

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Taken on October 2 at University Gateway Apartments

ashleyolsen-house

Taken November 29 at Porter Park

 

Shallow depth of field is where only one subject is in focus and the background is blurry. The pictures below are an example of this.

ashleyolsen-flower

Taken September 28 outside the Spori Building

ashleyolsen-duck

Taken on October 4 at Nature Park

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Taken on November 29 at Porter Park

My inspiration came from our class assignment that we did at the beginning of the semester. I loved learning about depth of field but I did struggle with completely understanding how to work my camera settings so I wanted to work with it more and learn more about it.

I also used SLR Lounge (https://www.slrlounge.com/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field/) and Exposure Guide (http://www.exposureguide.com/focusing-basics.htm) for more inspiration and information.

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