Depth of Field in Macro Photography

Head shot of Weaver Ant

Macro photography is an area where depth of field is an extremely crucial factor. Here the weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) carrying moss in its mouth is captured at f/10. Why so much of this photo is blurred in the photograph above? It’s not due to poor focusing technique. If you look carefully, you’ll see that … Read moreDepth of Field in Macro Photography

Lens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

Egret after Lens Blur

Shallow depth of field can make the sharp subject stand out from the blurred background. If you want a similar effect when using smaller aperture like f/5.6 or f/8 which usually has larger DOF, you need to opt for Photoshop. This is a manipulation of your capture and ethically I do not support such gross … Read moreLens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

Garden Lizard and Depth of Field

Depth of field is the amount of distance between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph. Today I wanted to show you beauty of shallow depth of field. Shallow depth of field results when only the main subject of interest is in sharp focus and throwing other elements … Read moreGarden Lizard and Depth of Field

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