DOF Diagram #1

Depth-of-Field Explained (Podcast 132)

I’ve rarely seen an easy to understand explanation of how the aperture and distance to the subject affect the depth-of-field in our images. When I started to think about how I would explain this, I started to understand why, because it wasn’t easy to do this in a simple way,...

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  • Rob
    Posted at 14:50h, 10 September Reply

    This is my favorite blog. The diagrams are great and I appreciate you taking the time to make them. Now it’s in print version for easy reference. Thanks Martin!


    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 18:09h, 10 September Reply

      Thanks Rob. I’m pleased this was useful.

  • Rick
    Posted at 02:21h, 14 September Reply

    Nice job Martin – It’s fun to see what I think I know about depth of field in a new light. Help’s me to understand it even more. And by the way, nice diagrams for MS Word…

  • Rick
    Posted at 02:24h, 14 September Reply

    Oh dang, I clicked submit before I checked the gravatar box.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 22:37h, 14 September Reply

    Thanks Rick. It was a lot of fun creating those diagrams in MS Word, I can tell you. 🙂

    Those Gravatars are pretty cool, but take a little bit of setting up initially. Once done though, you start to pop up all over the Internet! 🙂

  • Steve
    Posted at 03:51h, 06 August Reply

    You are the man. Seriously. And thanks for making it so accessible. This is the best explanation that I have seen on the web. Thanks for your time and effort to put this together.


  • Mayline
    Posted at 00:43h, 14 November Reply

    Thank you so much for the explanation!!
    Your diagrams made it very clear!



  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 15:20h, 14 November Reply

    Thanks Mayline! I’m pleased this was helpful.

    Thanks Steve too for the comment! I’m sorry I missed this for so long. It somehow slipped off my radar.


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