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Depth of Field - Beginner-Photography-Guide

Depth of Field

By beginnerphotography | Photography

May 11
Wild flowers in meadow.

EXAMPLE: Shallow depth of field behind the flowers.

When you have all of, or a part of, your subject in focus there may be a certain distance both behind the subject and in front which will be reasonably sharp. This area of sharpness, or lack of it, can be described as having either a shallow depth of field or a greater depth of field.

Wild flowers in meadow at Mt. Edith Cavell.

EXAMPLE: Greater depth of field.

For example, a typical postcard will have a greater depth of field; most, if not all, of the scene will be in focus. A photo with the background intentionally blurred would be considered a shallow depth of field.

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