Monday, January 18, 2010

"Deep" Depth of Field

Here’s an example of what you would call a “deep” depth of field. The foreground is very sharp, and the background is still pretty sharp, although the foreground is just a few feet from the lens and the background is a half mile or more away. This effect is captured with a “wide angle” lens and a lens “aperture” around f/16. These are all terms from J210 Unit 1.

By getting some foreground in the picture, it creates a feeling of depth and distance, almost 3D.

The picture was taken about 15 years ago in the South Dakota Badlands.


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