Depth of field – a powerful photographic tool


An important aspect of camera control and composition

We all know the value of getting control of your camera. It is of course equally important to have a good command of the elements of composition. In this video we are taken through the impact of the Depth of Field, both as a controlled factor of the shot, and how that is seen as a compositional feature. It is a simple video. The aim is to show the different ways that depth of field manifests itself with different f-stops, and different focal lengths. There are some good comparisons to look at.

Photography tutorial – depth of field
A photography tutorial on depth of field with Shelton Muller of Total Image magazine (
Uploaded on 1 Aug 2006

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