I am often asked about Depth of Field and what does it mean ?
Depth of Field is often more of a consideration with landscape or architectural photography but you will also want to know what it is and how to control Depth of Field with fashion photography.
Depth of Field ( DOF ) is also called focus range or effective focus range
So what is that ?
The distance between the nearest and farthest object in your photo that appear acceptably sharp
4 main factors you should know that affect Depth of Field
1 Aperture - the wider the aperture - the less depth of field - which equals more blur
2 Distance - the closer the subject is to the camera - the blurrier the background will be at a given f/stop
3 Focal length - the wider the lens - the shorter the focal length which equals more depth of field and more focus
4 Camera sensor size - the bigger the sensor - the more shallow the depth of field