Understanding Depth of Field - Unitas Photography

Understanding Depth of Field

Want to get that soft focus in the background while keeping the subject in sharp focus? The answer lies in your camera lens.

This workshop is a hands-on look at how different lenses and different focal lengths will change the quality of your depth of field.

What you need

As this is a hands on workshop you will definitely need your camera and all your lenses. You may also want to bring a notepad and pen to write notes. We will be shooting a series of exposures at varying focal lengths with all your lenses. The notepad will help you keep track of all the configurations. I will supply the rest of the tools needed.

What will be covered

In this workshop we will discuss;

• Exposure triangle and how depth of field fits into the triangle

• Focal length and depth of field compression

• How aperture affects depth of field

• Choosing the right aperture for the right depth of field

• Shooting manual or aperture priority

Of course I will also be available to answer any question you may have.

Note

This is a beginner workshop. More advanced shooters who have an understanding of depth of field may find this workshop too elementary.

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