About a year ago I was taking Photo classes through community ed. I already forgot a lot of the details of what I learned. Unpracticed, it’s crazy how fast skills are lost.
Anyway, I have been noticing in my photo practice times, that I don’t have a clear understanding of depth of field. So I found a great intro. article. It’s here if you are interested.
Shallow depth of field means there is a small zone of focus. Here’s an example from the article:
Deep depth of field means there is a large portion in focus, like below (also from the article):
I also remembered that the larger the aperture, the smaller the f-stop, the shallower the depth of field. And the opposite is true for a smaller aperture, which means larger f-stop, and a deeper depth of field. This is something I want to start practicing more.
I need to write that down somewhere: small f-stop, more fuzziness, big f-stop less fuzziness.