Exploring Depth of Field…

by am109145

DEPTH OF FIELD – The amount of space in front of and behind the subject of your photograph that appears in focus.

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The plane of critical focus 

The area that you focus  in a photograph through your lens is called the ‘Plane of critical focus’, this is the area that appears tack-sharp in the image. The DOF refers to the zone of focus in infront and behind the plane of critical focus that appears sharp in the image.

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From the book ‘Composition photo workshop’ I have taken an example of there DOF image to help myself understand the concept a little better.

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FIRST IMAGE = Has a out-of-focus background = Shallow dept of field. Area in-front and behind is shallow

SECOND IMAGE = Background in focus = Deep depth of field. Area in-front and behind is deep

Practising the method:

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