Autofocus is a joy. It helps us get sharper images more quickly and is often faster in low light than the human eye can be. This tip takes you beyond full auto, to exercise more creative control as well as to take command of the camera.
Depth of field is an old term. It can be described as being the range of distances in an image where the image comes into focus to the distance where the image goes out of focus. There are three criteria for depth of field: Lens focal length, Aperture / Lens Opening, and the distance between the camera and subject. We will examine them individually, but keep in mind that their effects are cumulative.