Depth of Field

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In layman terms, “depth of field” is the portion of an image that is in sharp focus. Here, we show the role aperture plays and share ways you can control it.

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Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF) can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

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How To Fake Depth Of Field In Photoshop W/ Aaron Nace

Here Aaron Nace shows you how to bring a shallow depth of feel to your image in Photoshop using the gradient tilt-shift blur tool, that renders a surprisingly natural look.

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Photoshop Playbook: How to Blend Multiple Images with Different Depths of Field

Learn how to blend multiple images with different depths of field with Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes. Read about the Photoshop Play...

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Understanding Depth Of Field: A Simple Visual Animation

One of the most common things I get asked at my photography classes is, "What is depth of field?" or often a variation of: "I think I get depth of field, but can you explain it?" Explaining it without a visual wasn't always easy, but I made it work during the class and for the most part, I managed to convey the concept and people understood. After a while I sought out other DOF visualizations online to try to show my classes, finding examples that, to me, made perfect sense.

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Learn all you need to know about depth of field to use it most creatively!!

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How to Control Depth of Field

Have you ever snapped a portrait then realized the background is too busy? What if you really like the colors, but just need it to be a bit blurrier to bring the focus to your subject? In this video, photographer Terry White explains exactly how to control your depth of field to blur the background while [...]

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How to Use Depth of Field

What do we mean by depth of field? The term refers to the amount of detail in the photograph that is in focus. A typical landscape photograph will will show detail over a long distance, all of which will be in focus and recognizable by the viewer. A head and shoulders portrait will usually work [...]

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Depth of Field and F-stops

Depth of field (DOF for short) is usually associated with the aperture, which is often used interchangeably with the word f-stop. The aperture controls the amount of light that passes through the lens and onto the film–or in the digital world, onto the sensor inside the camera. This amount of light is determined by the [...]

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We’ve discussed showing less skin and using long sleeves on our models to avoid the viewer’s eye being pulled out of the frame. Why? We want all of the viewer’s attention to be focused on our subject. We want the subject to be the undisputed star of our photo. Your background can also be a [...]

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Depth of Field Basics

In this basic tutorial, B&H's Kelly Mena lays out a few simple steps on how to manipulate depth of field. A sharp subject against a pleasingly soft backgroun...

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Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control

When you hear the phrase Depth of Field (also called DOF) you may wonder why you should care as long as your pictures are in focus. Well since DOF is generally referred to as the range of a pictures over all sharpness; and most people are instinctively drawn to the sharpest part of the picture [...]