Working with depth of field and macro


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Working with depth of field and macro

Depth of field is a concern for all types of photographers. Landscape shooters worry about getting really deep depth of field, while portrait shooters often aim for shallow, background-smearing depth of field. If you've done even a little macro shooting, then you should already have discovered that, for macro shooters, depth of field issues are significantly more profound. Throughout this course, I've been talking about how you needed to worry about depth of the field, but I don't think most people really take that seriously until they get behind the camera, and see just how shallow it is.

So, take a look at this. I still have the same flower setup from our last movie. I am going to focus right now on where the white petals join the back of the yellow. And, here is that shot. And, if you look at it closely, you can see that that area that I described is in focus. But now look at the front of the flower; it's soft. This is how shallow our depth of field is, and I'm at...

Working with depth of field and macro
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Working with depth of field and macro provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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