These two photographs, taken from the same location with the same lens and the same ISO setting, demonstrate the effect of different F-stop/aperture settings in controlling depth of field. Using a shutter speed of 1/100th and an F-stop of f16 the left photo’s depth of field is much greater than the photo at right. Notice painted face in background at left. By adjusting my F-stop to f4.0 with a shutter speed of 1/1250th, I was able to control my depth of field, throw background elements out of focus and place more emphasis on the foreground painter at right.

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Shane Rogers 7 years, 9 months ago

Two photographs?! I only see the one here.

Kris_H 7 years, 9 months ago

How did you find that? Good info in the article, BTW, but it would still be nice to see the pictures at least one above the other, if they can't be side-by-side.

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