How To: Take better photos by understanding depth of field

Take better photos by understanding depth of field

In this video from clickherephotography we learn how to take great photos by using depth of field. In a picture of a bird he used an aperture of about 5.6 which increased the shutter speed on a 300mm Canon lens. With depth of field you can blow your background out. If you used a higher aperture, a lot more of the bird would have been in focus and a bit of the background would have been in focus. By using an F-stop and this aperture, you really bring the bird or whatever object is in the foreground into focus. Using a wide aperture or F stop to take photographs blows out the background. In a landscape photo he took, by using a slow shudder speed, anything the moves is recorded as a blur.

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