Depth of Field. Day 30
January 30, 2011
This week, I decided, I will go back to basics and play around Depth of Field a little bit. Now what is this Depth of Field(DOF). It is the amount of distance between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph. It is affected by the aperture and focal length. A wide aperture (smaller number like F/2.8, F/2, F/1.4) will result in shallow depth of field isolating the subject or the focus by blurring the background.
The photo above was shot using a EF 50mm F/1.8 using manual focus. Shot in AE, the Aperture was set at the widest which is F/1.8 to isolate the part I wanted in focus. This gave me a shallow depth of field for the remaining portion of the photograph.