Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Depth of Field: Camera Angle and Focal Length, part of Finding the Perfect Portrait Lens.
…All right, well here we're going to capture some more portraits of Kelly.…And in this segment, I want to talk about camera angle and…also focal length and how that affects depth of field.…When I first capture an image, in this case, a little,…little less than eye level of Kelly, she's a little above me.…And here I'm shooting at F/2.8, and you can see the look that we can create at…this camera height and that camera setting.…Now, if I ask Kelly to kneel, if you'll just kneel down for a second.…What I'll do is compose another shot with the same camera settings here.…
What we can start to see is that all of a sudden, we have a completely different…look, because the lavender's now filling up the entire frame.…So sometimes you'll use different camera angles to make the subject look better,…and other times to just compose a different shot.…All right, what about focal length and depth of field?…Here I'm going to get lower and…in this lower position I want to shoot a couple of different ways.…I'll start off at 50 millimeter at F/2.8, and…
- How sensor size affects focal length
- Shooting with different focal lengths
- Shooting at the best angle for your lens
- Understanding how f-stop, focal length, and camera distance affect depth of field
- Finding a great lens at an affordable price