PicsArtists, today we’re getting a little bit technical: let’s talk about #DepthOfField.
In photography, depth of field is the zone in a scene that appears in focus in your final image. If an image has a deep depth of field, a large part of the scene will appear in focus. Deep depths of field are useful in landscapes, when you want all of your image to be in focus. If an image has a shallow depth of field, a small part of the scene will appear in focus. Shallow depths of field work well when you want to capture details or detract attention from a busy or distracting background.
DSLR and other manual cameras allow you to adjust depth of field as you shoot. If you’d like to learn more, check out How to Use Apperture and Using Apperture at Your Advantage tutorials, written by our resident photography expert Chris Corradino. If you’re shooting on a phone or camera with a macro setting, you can use that to achieve a shallow depth of field. You can also simulate a shallow depth of field by applying one of PicsArt’s Blur Effects to the background of your image (we’re loving the Lens Blur Effect right now!).
Start experimenting with depth of field on your own, and share your captures with the hashtag #DepthOfField!