Tag Archives: Depth

How to Make Fake Shallow Depth of Field Using Photoshop

Do you see your photo and wish the subject stood out a bit more? Does your photo look somewhat flat? Or maybe the background has people or objects that are unappealing? All of these can be fixed with one simple … Continue reading

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Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control

When you hear the phrase Depth of Field (also called DOF) you may wonder why you should care as long as your pictures are in focus. Well since DOF is generally referred to as the range of a pictures over … Continue reading

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How to Use Depth of Field

What do we mean by depth of field? The term refers to the amount of detail in the photograph that is in focus. A typical landscape photograph will will show detail over a long distance, all of which will be … Continue reading

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How to Take Shallow Depth of Field Studio Portraits

Portraits taken with a shallow depth of field often look amazing, but getting them to look right with a flash can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a speed light. Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates how to get great results … Continue reading

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7 Tips – How to Add Depth and Dimension into Your Photos

Photographers have the same dilemma that painters have faced for centuries – how to show a three-dimensional subject in a two-dimensional frame. When you add depth it helps create a sense of place and draw the viewer into your images. … Continue reading

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Use Depth of Field to Make Your Photo Subject the Star

We’ve discussed showing less skin and using long sleeves on our models to avoid the viewer’s eye being pulled out of the frame. Why? We want all of the viewer’s attention to be focused on our subject. We want the … Continue reading

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Shallow vs Deep Depth of Field in Photography

Do you ever notice the background in a scene when watching a TV show or movie? Do you notice when it’s in focus or out of focus? Try to look out for that next time you’re watching something. Same with … Continue reading

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Advanced technology guide: Determining depth of field

Professor Newman looks at depth of field from the standpoint of what happens in front of the lens Professor Newman looks at depth of field from the standpoint of what happens in front of the lens What Digital Camera

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In Depth: Nikon D500 vs Nikon D750: Which DSLR should you choose?

D500 vs D750: Pros and cons Nikon’s full-frame DSLRs cost a lot more than its DX models. For almost the same price as the relatively basic FX-format D750, you can get the high-spec, high-performance DX-format D500. So how do you … Continue reading

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In Depth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs 5D Mark III: 21 key differences

5D Mark IV vs 5D Mark III: 1-10 Canon has finally confirmed the fourth iteration in its EOS 5D line, the EOS 5D Mark IV. Arguably the most popular DSLR series across the enthusiast/professional spectrum, it blends a handful of … Continue reading

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In Depth: 8 things you need to know about the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The arrival of the EOS 5D Mark IV is a big deal. Canon’s 5D series of DSLRs has been hugely successful, ushering in full-frame photography to a wider audience as well as transforming the video market thanks to their Full … Continue reading

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In Depth: 7 things you need to know about the Fuji X-T2

7 things you need to know about the Fuji X-T2 With the arrival of the X-Pro2 at the beginning of the year, speculation instantly switched to when we’d see an update to the X-T1. With various leaks over the past … Continue reading

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