Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Depth-of-field preview, part of Photography 101.
- In an earlier video, I explained what aperture was…and how aperture changes your depth of field.…The problem is that when you're shooting…and adjusting your aperture,…you can't necessarily see that depth of field changing…until after you take the picture.…That is of course, unless you understand how to use…the depth-of-field preview function on your camera.…Let's start with one of the older cameras.…This is a Canon 5D Mark II,…so pretty old by today's standards.…And it has a dedicated depth-of-field preview button on it…at the bottom left, right next to the lens.…This button is unmarked.…And you'll find on Nikon cameras…it's usually on the other side…but it's the same thing, also unmarked.…
When I push that button what happens is…the aperture actually stops down…restricting the amount of light that comes into the lens.…The effect of that though,…is that I see through the viewfinder…what that shot is going to look like.…I'll actually see a greater depth of field…if I'm stopping it down to f/16, 22,…or whatever it might be.…
- Adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Controlling autofocus
- Using buttons to change focus, metering, and shooting modes
- Carrying a camera like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively and changing your point of view
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold A Camera Like a Pro
2. Stabilize the Camera
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Push Your Buttons
6. Control Your Auto Focus
Focus peaking1m 21s
8. Change Your Point of View
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