Depth of Field

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The area in which the subject is in focus.

A “deep” depth of field means that both the foreground and background is in focus.

A “shallow” depth of field means that only one (foreground or background) is in focus, while the other is not.

The depth normally relies on how much light is allowed into the camera lens, or “how far open” it is. This is similar to the human eye, where in bright environments the pupil is smaller (closed), compared to dar environments where the pupil expands (opens) to limit the light.

The understanding is referred in f stops. The smaller the f stop (e.g. f 1.4) will create a shallow depth of field, while a larger f stop (e.g. f 22) will create a deep depth of field.

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