by Art Piccio . September 12th, 2015
The simple definition of depth of field (also known as effective focus range, or focus range) is an area of usable or acceptable sharpness within a photo.
Of course it’s much more to it than that, but it is pretty important. Knowledge of depth of field concepts are important because not knowing what DOF is can make it difficult to use a camera to its maximum potential
Digital Camera World put out this infographic that makes the concept stupid-easy to understand, and give a few pointers as well on how to manipulate DOF.
What other newbie depth of field tips can you share?
Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.