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Depth of Field with Large Format Photography

7/04/2021 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Today's focus is that area of acceptable focus in a photograph we refer to as depth of field. While the first and easiest to control factor for DoF is our lens' aperture, there are several other elements that factor in:

  • Lens Focal Length
  • Apeture (F-Stop)
  • Distance to Subject
  • and Circle of Confusion *cue groaning noises* 

Large format is known for it's *look", but there's more to it than ridiculously shallow depth of filed and swirly "BOKEH". What if you're trying to capture a landscape with deep depth of field? Fortunately, large format has a few extra tricks to help maximize your camera's DoF potential!

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How-to and generally informative videos created by Mat Marrash, film photographer from Columbus, Ohio, USA. Be sure to check out Mat on the twice monthly Film Photography Podcast. (see below)  Let's Get Connected: |  Twitter Facebook | Podcast

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