How to Understand Depth of Field in Photography

May, 2020

Depth of field (DoF) is one tool that will make your images more powerful and interesting. It is an artistic focusing choice with a technical foundation.
In this article, I’ll help you understand depth of field and how you can use it in your own photography. To increase your depth of field, you have three options:

You can narrow your aperture by increasing the f/stop, move further away from your subject, or by shortening the focal length of your lens.
To decrease your depth of field, you have three options:
You can widen your aperture by decreasing the f/stop, move closer to your subject, or by lengthening the focal length of your lens.

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