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DEPTH OF FIELD STUDENT EXAMPLES
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR DEPTH OF FIELD ASSIGNMENT
DEPTH OF FIELD CONCEPTS REVISITED (VIDEOS)
CONTROLLING DEPTH OF FIELD IN YOUR IMAGES
For this assignment you will discover how to control the amount of DEPTH of FIELD in your photos.
Final Product: Make 2 images -one with shallow depth of field (foreground in focus, background out of focus) and one with deep depth of field (foreground and background in focus).
•SHALLOW Depth of Field -LESS things will be focus –use F-stops: f1.8 - f5.6
•DEEP Depth of Field -MORE things will be in focus –use F-stops: f8 - f22.
SHOOTing THIS ASSIGNMENT -What to do IF YOU ARE USING A DSLR
STEP #1 For your FIRST image, shallow depth of field: find a FACE, FENCE, or a FLOWER or other object and get as close to your subject as your lens will focus. Set your lens f-stop on f2.8 or f4 (giving you less depth of field/less in focus) and ADJUST shutter speed to make a good exposure. Make sure to focus on the subject in the foreground. Shoot multiple images of this scene.
STEP #2 For the SECOND photo, DEEP DEPTH OF FIELD: keep the same composition but change the lens f-stop to f16 or f11 (this will give you more depth of field, more in focus). Focus AGAIN on the subject in the foreground. Shoot multiple images of this scene.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR IMAGES:
SHALLOW DOF: Your first image should have the FOREGROUND IN FOCUS and the BACKGROUND OUT OF FOCUS.
DEEP DOF •Your second photo should have both the FOREGROUND and the BACKGROUND IN FOCUS.
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF SHALLOW AND DEEP DOF PHOTOGRAPHED USING A DSLR
SHOOTing THIS ASSIGNMENT -What to do IF USING A SMARTPHONE
STEP #1 To shoot shallow depth of field, get as close to the subject as the Smartphone’s camera will focus. If shooting using an app like Camera+ (camera plus), make sure to focus on the foreground object, and adjust exposure separately. Shoot multiple images of this scene.
STEP #2 To shoot deep depth of field, keep the same general composition, but back up couple feet away from the foreground object. Focus on the foreground object again, and adjust your exposure. Shoot multiple images of this scene.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR PHOTOS:
You should have one image with the FOREGROUND IN FOCUS and the BACKGROUND OUT OF FOCUS.
You should have one image with both the FOREGROUND subject in focus and the BACKGROUND in focus.
BELOW IS An example of shallow and deep DEPTH OF FIELd PHOTOGRAPHED USING A SMARTPHONE: