Depth of Field Example – Farm Stuff
In these two pictures, I changed the depth of field by changing my aperture. In the first, I used f/22. The sharp background detracts from the picture’s subject, the weight. The weight stands out much better in the second picture. I used a aperture of f/3 in the second shot to blur the background, which made my subject pop.
This is a good lesson for people learning their cameras. For my photography, depth of field is key, and I’ll often just shoot on aperture priority to get the depth of field that I want and leave the shutter speed fall were it may.