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