To get all the diverse elements of this artistic picture in focus, the photographer had to choose a lens with great depth of field and make sure he had plenty of light available.
Focus and depth
- In photography, depth of field is the zone measured in distance from the camera in which objects are in focus.
- Depth of field is characterized as shallow or great.
- Depth of field is a product of the focal length of a lens and its aperture setting.
- Telephoto lenses have shallow depth of field, while wide-angle lenses have greater depth of field.
- Lenses with wide-open apertures to accommodate low light have shallow depth of field.
- Lenses with at the smallest aperture opening have the greatest depth of field.