Tag: Field

Field Test and Thoughts: Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens

Ask any experienced photographer what his or her all around go-to lens is, and odds are high that the response will be the 24-70mm f/2.8. Not only does it cover a useful range, but the fast aperture makes it ideal for shooting in low lighting conditions when you don’t have a prime lens handy. The […]

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How to Use Depth of Field

What do we mean by depth of field? The term refers to the amount of detail in the photograph that is in focus. A typical landscape photograph will will show detail over a long distance, all of which will be in focus and recognizable by the viewer. “Cooper” captured by PictureSocial member Terri Cage A […]

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How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field

Depth of field is a photography term that refers to the selective focus of the camera lens along a certain plane. This creates a sharp focus for any objects at a specific distance from the lens, while objects further away from that specific distance become increasingly blurry. The more shallow your depth of field is, […]

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New: Bokeh & Depth of Field Masters Guide

Imagine having the knowledge to confidently create beautiful background blur, in any situation with any lens. Creating Beautiful Background Blur is a new comprehensive technical training guide on the subject of depth of field – filled with in-depth tutorials and secrets¬†to creating gorgeous, creamy, bokeh background images. And best of all, today we were able […]

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Thoughts and Field Test of the Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens

In November 2016, Sigma introduced the world to its widest zoom lens offering to date: the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens. This is actually Sigma’s third version of the 12-24mm DG (full frame) lens, but it is the first to have the “Art” designation and a constant aperture. Previous lens versions share the […]

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How to Nail Depth of Field for Portraits

A shallow depth of field can breathe life into what would otherwise be a dull portrait. But dialing your aperture in just right in-studio can be a bit a tricky. To shorten your learning curve, freelance photographer Gavin Hoey¬†shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting awesome shallow depth of field portraits: Shooting portraits with […]

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Depth of Field Explained

Over my nearly twenty years of teaching university photography classes, I’ve come to discover that one area that students often have the hardest time mastering is depth of field. Whereas beginning students usually manage to work well with their cameras in manual mode, which forces them to make their own selections of apertures and shutter […]

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