Learn about depth of field +5 tips

Depth of field is a very important part of creating great shots. Several factors make up depth of field. Below are five tips to help you learn more about depth of field.
Depth of field is when close and faraway objects are sharpened into focus, based on how far they are to each other. Aperture is well known to be a controlling factor for depth of field, but there are other factors as well. Let's take a closer look at depth of field.
1. Aperture
Aperture has a lot to do with aperture so it will be mentioned briefly. With a smaller aperture, less light is coming through, causing the depth of field to increase. With the aperture widened, more light comes through with a decrease in the depth of field.
2. Lens focal length
The focal length of the lens you use can determine how shallow or deep the depth of field is in your shot. When the camera and subject are the same distance apart, a longer focal length will have a short depth of field and a shorter lens focal length will have more of a depth of field. If the subject is moved closer or farther from the camera, then the depth of field changes.
3. Distance between camera and subject
You want to also take into consideration how far the camera and subject are to each other, since this will determine depth of field as well. If the distance from the two are short, then the depth of field will be small. The depth of field gets larger the further away the subject is to the camera.
4. Sensor
The sensor in your camera can determine what the depth of field in your photos will be. In general, depths of field are bigger in cameras with small sensors. Adjust the other options on your camera to make the depth of field larger or smaller for the type of shot you are trying to achieve.
5. Depth of field practice
The depth of field can be seen on DSLRs through a preview viewer so you can see what the actual picture will look like before taking it. Remember to make your aperture larger or get nearer to your subject for a smaller depth of field. Take plenty of practice shots using different depths of field to get a good idea of how this works and to learn how to utilize depth of field in your photographs.
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