Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Deep Depth of Field

Nikon D2X, Sigma 15-30mm, ISO 100, ƒ/14, 1/15
You would think by looking around the industry that everyone is shooting wide open at ƒ/1.4. There are some places like Country Living Magazine that actually want just the opposite for their viewers.

Why would someone want everything sharp from front to back in a photo?

Many people are looking for decorating ideas and want to see the details. The other thing that a deep depth of field does for the viewer is put them into the space. They can now let their eye roam from front to back in the photo and all around.

You see a deep depth of field pulls the audience into a scene more than a shallow depth of field. The shallow depth of field helps you isolate a subject within the frame and the deep depth of field does just the opposite and gives more context for the subject within the frame.

When Country Living hired me to shoot this assignment I was given very specific instructions that they needed the greatest depth of field possible in all the photos.

Here are some more photos from that shoot.

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