Large Depth of Field Example

by Bruce
(New York)

Outside the National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows

Outside the National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows

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

Two of the most important factors in controlling your depth of field are the lens opening and the focal length. You have control over both of them.

A small opening, like f/16 gives you 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 affect 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 improve the photo's composition.



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Landscape with Lake

by Petr Kratochvil
(Czechoslovakia)

Landscape with Lake

Landscape with Lake

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

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. When you combine a very wide focal length setting with a small lens aperture you'll have everything in sharp in focus and have achieved a very large depth of field.

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