1. What is depth of field?
The depth of field in an image is the distance between the parts that appear in focus.
When there's a big distance between the things that look crisp and sharp, it's known as a wide or deep depth of field. When there's a short distance the depth of field is shallow or narrow.
The ability to use depth of field creatively is one of the most useful tools in a photographer's skill set. This guide is for beginners in self-shooting, especially those who intend to do further stills and video training with the BBC Academy.
3. What do the terms mean?
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4. What factors affect depth of field?
Depth of field is determined by a range of factors, including the size of the focal length, aperture and sensor. Click on Choose to find out more.
5. How do I create a narrow depth of field?
Producer and director Sam Bailey demonstrates how to use space, zoom and aperture (or iris) to create a shallow, or narrow, depth of field.