Maybe you’ve had your camera for some time, but have never gotten around to looking at custom shooting modes. That was me too, and as they can be useful tools, I thought that we should spend some time talking about them.
We know by now that a camera lens does not focus at multiple distances at the same time. There is only one place that will be in perfect focus from the focal plane, and that is determined by where you focus the lens. When we focus a lens, there is only one focal plane to subject distance that is in perfect focus.
Yet we see that some areas in front of, and some areas behind our point of focus can also look sharp and that range can be different depending on some specific criteria. This zone that we perceive as being sharp versus the area that we perceive as being soft is what we are calling the “depth of focus”.
As creatives, we have many options available to us to help deliver on our vision. One of the three primary elements that go into a photograph is our selection of aperture. What Is Aperture Anyway? As much of the exposure process is automated these days, there can be some confusion about how aperture works and how it can affect your image. By definition, an aperture is an opening. For our purposes we are measuring the opening in a lens that light passes through. By varying the size of the opening, […]