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Photography Tutorial - Depth of Field

Understanding Depth of Field or DOF when you are starting out can be a little overwhelming. I wanted to break this down and show you side by side examples of what F2.8 looks like compared to F22.

It is important to know that changing the focal length of your lens can play a factor in your DOF. Wide angle lenses expand your Depth of Field and Tele-Photo lenses compress it. What this means is its easier to “blow” out the background with a telephoto lens opposed to a supper wide angle.

I want you to notice how changing the F stop effects the Shutter speed. I know this is a video about DOF but look what happens to the shutter speed as the F stop goes higher, the speed drops.

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