A narrower view…

Lesson 1: depth of field. In the realm of photography this is perhaps the hardest lesson I have tried to grasp. Call me thick headed! But I just couldn’t get the concept and it has caused me to struggle…until I took this picture and my husband used it to illustrate the band of focus. There is an extremely narrow depth of focus in this picture and the gravel allows you to see it very clearly…thereby clarifying the lesson for me….now I see said the blind man!

If you notice the band of clear focus in the center of the picture, but because the depth of field is extremely narrow the back antennae leaves the plane of focus field. It is a perfect illustration of how to keep your subject aligned within the invisible band of focus…just one more technical thing to think about in the pursuit of great pictures.

My hope is that this picture gives you a quicker way to recognize how important depth of field is for technically sound pictures. Happy shooting!

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Published by Cindee

Art has always been a part of my life, ever since I can remember I have been creating art. I would make gifts to share with others at Christmas and then I found drawing, or maybe God introduced me to that particular art form, but it was an all consuming thing during my youth. After I had kids, it seemed that art didn't fit into my world in the same way. But the desire was always there and it eventually took over my life again...becoming a need more than a desire. So, photography enters my life. Artists have a unique way of seeing the world, it is their vision that creates the art not the medium they choose to express it in. No two artists will see the same thing in the exact same way. It is the most beautiful form of flattery to have someone see your art and tell you it is beautiful to them. It connects you on such an intimate level. I want to share my creative vision with everyone that wants to look upon it with appreciation.