The 3 Simple Steps to Creating Stunning Depth of Field in Your Photos

Aperture, Distance to Subject and Focal Length


    3 Factors of Depth of Field

    1. Aperture
    2. Distance to Subject
    3. Focal Length


    The 3 simple steps to creating stunning “Depth of Field,” in your photos. The field as seen in the image above, is the area that you focus on. The “Depth of Field” is the area in front of and behind the field, that you perceive is in focus. In the exposure triangle post you learn the first of the three factors that determine “Depth of Field” called, aperture. Aperture is the opening and closing of a diaphragm in the lens written as an F-stop.

    Focal Length

    The second factor is focal length. The focal length of a lens in photography is written in millimeters. A 50mm lens. The wider the angle like a 20mm lens the wider the “Depth of Field.” The longer the focal length like a 200mm lens the shallower the “Depth of Field.”

    Distance to Subject

    The last factor and this is in no particular order is distance to subject. The father you are from the subject or field, the wider the “Depth of Field.” The closer you are to the subject or field, the shallower the “Depth of Field.”

    Which one is more important? It really depend on what you are doing. If you are photographing a bugs eye with a macro lens, and you are super close to your subject. Even an aperture of F-22 can be a super shallow “Depth of Field.” In this video I will show you how the spreading apart of light, actually controls the “Depth of Field” in a camera.

    Camera Memory Cards
    Camera Memory Cards

    Camera Memory Cards

    Above are a series of camera memory cards. The blue is a the slowest 32GB SD Class 4 card made by SanDisk. (SanDisk makes excellent cards) The black extreme pro by SanDisk is a 32 GB SD Class 10, and UHS Class 3 card. The Gold is a SanDisk 32 GB Compact Flash UDMA 7 card. The second black SanDisk extreme Pro is a 128 GB SD II Class 10, and UHS Class 3 card. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is a 62GB CF express card. The last is a Sony 64GB XQD card.

    Pros and Cons of DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

    If you have not heard, the DSLR market is on its way out and the Mirrorless market is the future. The main issue with the switch from DSLR to Mirrorless has been the mount change with Canon And Nikon. Yes, you can use an adaptor mounts to convert old Canon and Nikon lenses to work on the new mirrorless mounts. If you are using Sony no worries because they only make Mirrorless camera and nothing has changed.

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    • Cost
    • Used Market
    • Range of Options (Lenses)
    • Image Quality
    • Third Party Options
    • Cheap Memory Cards


    • Market is moving to Mirrorless (The Future)
    • Mirrorless uses New Mount
    • Technology
    • Video Technology


    • Newest Technology (All new cameras will be mirrorless)
    • Electronic Shutter
    • Video (IBIS)
    • Fast Memory Cards


    • Cost Until Market Corrects
    • Limited Used Market (Used lens can work with an adaptor)
    • Limit Lenses and Third Party Options
    • Expensive Memory Cards
    Mirrorless Camera.

    I have a Facebook Group called, “Learn Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge.” I created this group because I get a lot of questions on YouTube that are hard to answer unless I can see the issue. This will allow a place you can ask questions, and more importantly post images and videos.

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