D for Depth of Field (DOF)
DOF is significant in deciding if a photo is amazing or little off! As the name suggests, DOF is the part of the photo, which is in sharp focus. Its not a single point, but rather a span, a vertical plane. The depth varies directly with aperture. Smaller F number, smaller DOF. If you want a portrait, a smaller DOF is suitable, and in a landscape, for having both foreground and background in focus, a large DOF i.e a large F number. Having a large DOF helps, if you miss pinpoint focus. More, here.
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wow! this one is great learning..tell me if we can choose F with a phone camera too?
In a phone camera, they have a fixed aperture lens, so out of the box, no we cant change it. But the apps like Better camera, they give you the electronic option i believe. Try using the app Afterfocus, its amazing! If used correctly, photos resemble DSLR shots! And nice bokeh can be added too! Hope it helps! 🙂
Oh cool! I will check that out – thank you 🙂
Hey – there are many with that name and I am confused. When you get time share with the link from web or something to get that exact app.. I should try that 🙂
After Focus – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motionone.afterfocus
Let me know if this helps 🙂
found it but sad it is paid on iOS 😦 😦
Go google, am sure you ll find the Pro version somewhere there 😉
I like your photo examples that illustrate your topic!
Thank you Yvonne
Lovely images 🙂
Thanks a lot 🙂
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Thanks… I never knew how to set the F-Stop to control depth of field. Now I do!
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Happy to help 🙂
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