How To Take Charge Of Depth of Field In Your Photography
Understanding how to control depth of field in your photographs is one way to take creative control of your images.
When an image has a large depth field it means that everything from the foreground to the background is in focus.
A shallow depth of field is when only a portion of the image is in focus. This can mean anything from the background being slightly soft to only a razor thin slice of the image being sharp.
As an artist you don’t always want your images to appear exactly as your eye saw the scene. You want to draw the viewer’s eye to something in particular, to emphasize one thing over another in an image.