Download your free cheat sheet to help you get off AUTO and start getting more creative photos with your Digital Camera. IT shows you how you can control Depth of Field. It shows the best Aperture for Portraits and the best Aperture for Landscape photos. It also looks at another key factor in controlling Depth of Field: Focusing Distance. by bertha
Our latest photography cheat sheet examines three common ways you can affect depth of field. Our infographic looks at how aperture, focus distance and focal length will affect what appears sharp in your images (for more on this you might also find useful our guide to Depth of field: what you need to know for successful images)
Autumn tree: I like the angle of this shot because it enhances the trees large size. Additionally I like the shallow depth of field, focussing the lower leaf yet enhancing its colour with the out of focus background.
Depth of Field: The pictures above change the aperture setting of the camera lenses, creating a sense of depth in their images. The larger the apertures (smaller F-stop number) and closer the focusing distances, the shallower depth of field is. Other example of Shallow Depth of Field: http://digital-photography-school.com/17-beautiful-images-with-shallow-depth-of-field