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Digital Photo Assignments by Steve Anchell

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Assignment 6Depth of Field #1

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”

—Peter Adams

Purpose: To Provide a Visual Understanding of DOF and How It is Affected by Aperture.

  • Use a normal to slight telephoto (70mm) focal length lens.
  • Keep your camera in the same position for all of the images. A tripod is recommended but not required.
  • Be absolutely certain your camera is set on Manual focus.
  • Set the exposure mode on Aperture Priority (A), Nikon, or Aperture value (Av), Canon.

Arrange a still life using three objects with detail that can be seen and clearly identified—the best things to use are boxes and bottles with lettering (e.g., a large box of cereal; a bottle of shampoo; a quart-size bottle of water or soda pop; your ...

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