Depth of Field Explained Depth of field can be daunting to get to grips with, but is actually a very simple concept to understand. Use it to take your photos to a new level. There are many technical aspects to photography which can seem daunting to the beginner photographer, and depth of field is one which causes much confusion. Thankfully, it is actually a very simple concept - the term "depth of field" simply refers to the area of the scene which appears well focused. It is the product of three factors - the lens aperture, the focal length, and how far away from the camera the subject is positioned. This article covers each of these three factors and looks at how we can use them to control depth of field in our photography, using it to our advantage to isolate our subject or bring everything into sharp focus. What is Depth of Field? When we adjust our camera's lens to focus on a subject it will only achieve perfect focus
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