4 Factors of Depth of Field That You Should Know About

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This 4-minute primer will take the guesswork out of achieving different depths of field.

The area of an image in which elements are sharply in focus is known as depth of field and it can be used in many ways to make your shots look and feel the way you want them to.

Shallow depths of field are great for interviews and close-ups, allowing your subject to be in focus while the foreground and background blur and swirl with beautiful bokeh, while deep depths of field are useful for landscapes and shots, capturing your entire scene with crisp sharpness so your audience can appreciate every detail.

For beginners, choosing their desired look might be simple, but knowing how to adjust their camera settings may not. In this video, Kellan Reck explains the three factors that play a role in achieving different depths of field and we’ll go a bit more in-depth on each one, as well as how you can use depth of field to tell more dynamic visual stories.

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