I had to use a very large depth-of-field for the landscape scene shown in the image above to render the very close foreground objects and the distant clouds with acceptable sharpness.


Depth-of-field is a concept that causes a great deal of confusion for the vast majority of photographers, and as a general rule it is the most difficult concept in photography. Most amateur photographers never master it, and for the most part even professional photographers have not mastered it with the rigor needed to explain it. Continue reading “Depth-of-Field”