Large Depth of Field Example

by Photo TipMan
(New York)


To get a large depth of field, I took this photo using a lens setting of f-16, and at the most wide-angle setting possible with my Canon 24-105mm zoom lens.

Two of the most important factors in controlling your depth of field are the lens opening and the focal length.

A small opening, like f-16 gives me the opportunity to have close and more distant objects in sharp focus.

For a full-frame dslr, the 24 mm lens setting is a very wide-angle setting and is the second vital camera setting you can use need to effect the depth of field.

This example was taken of the Unisphere , just outside of the US Open tennis facility in New York.

p.s. Also note the use of diagonal lines and the rule of thirds to add to the photo composition.



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Landscape with Lake

by Photo TipMan
(Unknown)

Landscape with Lake

Landscape with Lake

In this photo example, photographer Petr Kratochvil used the following:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Shutter speed: 1/50
Aperture: f-7.1
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Focal length of the lens: 17 mm

The biggest factor in getting a good depth of field, was the 17mm lens setting, a wide angle view.

The lens aperture was only moderately small, but the extreme wide-angle setting on the lens gave adequate depth of field in this example.

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