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Understanding Depth of Field by photo-class Understanding Depth of Field by photo-class

Depth of Field is one of the most important - and probably most complicated - aspects of photography.
This article is an attempt to simplify it, explaining how and why it changes and what to do to control it.

Enjoy, and please leave us a comment if you found this helpful, or if you have advice/corrections/questions.

Thank you!

Article by `In-Apt

Intermediate level article. All beginners are recommended to read Making of a Photograph article first.
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Given 2004-04-01
The latest in a line of tutorials by ~photo-class, Understanding Depth of Field is detailed but easy to understand lesson in one of the most important concepts of photography. Be sure to check out the whole series. ( Suggested by ost2life and Featured by blackice )
SpiritFem Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
My head hurts now (I'm a novice at this), but this tutorial was fascinating and very informative. Thank you!
Puuronen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very good tutorial!
yatesmon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
perfect lesson, I've tried to explain it myself & failed :|...wish I'd seen this before ;)
Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Really nice!
OctoFlash Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
your deviation has been featured in this article: [link]

thanks a lot!
aalmuashi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Very nice lesson. all what we need to do now is just to apply your great lesson in reality so we can get the best DOF. Now I am very happy cause I got one lesson for today :)
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
very nice tutorial. I had a pretty clear understanding of DOF already, but this filled in some of the blank spots :)
Thank you very much! :D
JessicaValerie-n-Co Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Hey there :)
I have a favour to ask of you... I am currently doing my Year 12 HSC (Australian: Higher School Certificate, ie. Last year of high school) Information Processes and Technology major project, Which is to be a website on photography and cameras.

I saw your tutorial and was wondering if I would able to feature it on the site I make. Of course, You will be fully credited with links to your deviantart profile and deviation page.

I will also send you a link at the completion of the project if you would wish to see.
I would really appreciate if you agreed, but if you donít, no hard feelings :aww:

petrova Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist
Thank you so much, helped a little bit on the way :hug:
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