Depth of Field Guide for Geeks

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One of the photography tricks that I'd really like to get better at is the use of depth of field. Getting depth of field right can make or break a picture. As you can see in the photo at left (courtesy of BernieCode), DOF allows the subject of your photo to be in sharp focus but the background area to be blurred. This is a little closer to how the eye naturally sees, but the real magic is that it immediately conveys to the viewer exactly what the subject of the photo is.

BernieCode has a great tutorial called "Bernie's Better Guide to Depth of Field for Geeks Who Want to be Digital Artists" and it's worth a read if you want to do more than click and shoot with the camera set to the green box. Also check out his guide for beginner computer geeks who want to be digital artists.

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