Chapter 3:Depth of Field

Ladies and gentleman, step right up while I show you one of the magical and most mystical qualities of photography! You simply won’t believe your eyes. It’s quite possibly the most amazing trick you’ve ever seen coming from a camera!

Okay, I’m being a bit silly. Why? Because as I speak with new photographers at workshops or blogging conferences and we begin to discuss technical stuff, the concept of depth of field comes up as if it’s this mythical beast, a magic act that casts a romantic blur across every single food image. In reality, it’s just another tool in our toolbox, a product of mechanics and light coming together ...

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