Depth of Field
What is depth of field photography?
Depth of field is a function of aperture (f-stops).
DOF refers to how much of the scene is in focus,
both in front of and behind the subject or whatever
point the lens is focused.
F-stop (aperture) controls the range of focus from
any given subject distance. Since the f-stop is what
controls this light, the easiest way to remember it is:
Small number=small f-stop (f 1.8) small amount will
give you small amount of picture in focus
Large number= large f-stop (f 32) will give you a
large amount of picture in focus
Ways to Control Depth of Field
Distance (to the subject):
If you want to make the background blurred, get very
close to your subject.
A smaller aperture opening (or a larger aperture value) will allow the camera to focus on more depth. A larger aperture opening (or smaller aperture value) will produce a shallower depth of field.
By zooming in and out, you change the distance between the lens and the back of your camera. This change in focal length can also affect the amount of focused depth in a photograph.
Watch this video for a more in depth discussion of ways to control Depth of Field.
Take 50 digital photographs that use both minimum and maximum depth of field. Submit 5 edited photos - 3 minimum depth of field & 2 maximum depth of field.
***To capture depth of field, you must have a foreground, middleground, and background.***
Tips on how to capture minimum depth of field:
Tips on how to capture maximum depth of field:
Points to consider:
Edit & Submit 5 best depth of field photographs.
Follow this checklist to ensure best editing:
___Create Depth of Field folder in name folder & upload 50 DOF photos.
___Edit 5 best photos: Photos must include:
___2 Maximum DOF photos
___3 Minimum DOF photos
___ ALL Photos have - Foreground, Middlegroud, Background
___Check for rule of thirds/best composition in all photographs.
___Crop out any unnecessary background clutter/distractions.
___Work with BLACK/WHITE or HUE/SATURATION. DO NOT ADD BLUR FILTERS.
___Save files as JPEG with the title LASTNAME DOF # (ex: startupDOF1.jpg).