- Wider apertures make for shallower depth of field,…but aperture is not the only thing that affects…the depth of field in your image.…Sensor size, the distance to your subject…and the size of the objects in the background…of your image, all have a bearing on how soft…the background will go.…Smaller sensors have inherently deeper…depth of field than larger sensors.…This has nothing to do with sensor technology,…it's just a fact of the physics of optics.…Smaller pieces of film also have inherently deeper…depth of field than larger pieces of film.…Here's a portrait shot with two different size sensors.…
I shot this with an iPhone.…It's got a tiny smartphone camera sized sensor in it,…it has a fixed aperture and it has a very particular…focal length, that is it has a lens of a particular length.…Here's a portrait shot from the same position…with a Canon 5D Mark IV.…It has a sensor that's the size of a 35 millimeter…piece of film, that's dramatically larger…than the sensor that's inside the iPhone.…I set it to the same aperture…
- Shooting sharp images
- Assessing your camera's high ISO options
- How aperture affects depth of field
- Lens speed
- Previewing depth of field
- Depth of field in the real world
- Manual mode
- Controlling motion
- Shooting raw
- Shooting with post-production in mind
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
1. Shutter Speed in Depth
2. Aperture in Depth
3. More Shooting Modes
4. Shooting Strategies
Where to go from here2m 53s
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