Depth of Field is best captured (but not always required) with a wide lens by factoring three factors: aperture (f-stop), distance from the subject to the camera, and focal length of the lens on your camera.
Let’s start with aperture. Remember, aperture (f-stop) refers to the access given to light by the lens to the camera sensors. So, the lower your f-number, the smaller your depth of field and vice versa. (See chart below.)
When it comes to distance, the closer your subject is to the camera, the shallower your depth of field becomes. Therefor, moving further away from your subject will deepen your dept of field.
When considering your focal length, try to keep it short for best results; the longer you set your focal length, the more shallow the depth of field will be.
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field”
– Peter Adams
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