Photographic Composition – The Depth Of Field

Photographic Composition - The Depth Of Field

Photographic Composition – The Depth Of Field

We’ve already talked about how important the depth of field is in photography by playing with aperture and focal length, you can radically change the final look of a photo. We have also talked about the blurry as a system to give depth to a photograph (up to the bokeh effect, or the use of blurry or background to make the subject stand out, perfect for portrait photos).

Also in the article on the prospect we played with the depth of field the arrangement of objects or details close to the lens (also to generate distortions) are able to simulate a deeper depth.

The depth of field can be obtained by photographing very closely a subject so as to create a marked disproportion between what is physically close to the lens and the rest of the scene

I go with the repetition of objects in the photo below you have a very pronounced perspective feel just because there are more identical scaled-down objects.

As with the use of lines, especially oblique


If you do, however, all of these photographs have a common feature in all, there is an element of disturbance smilesmultimedia. An element that, placed ad hoc in the scene, causes our brain to interpret the image by adding that depth that, being the two-dimensional image, should be totally absent. The disturbance element is the focus camera in the first photo, the photographer’s body in the second, then the blurry bottle, the missile, and finally the child with yellow waterproof.

In all these photos, in the money, this basic concept has been applied

In short, when we take a picture, introduce a disturbance element. And this concept also applies to landscape photography that usually tends to be very flat. By introducing, for example, a branch (a frame, in short) close to the lens, you can impart depth to photography. Take a photo of this castle. It has been obtained with the utmost aperture possible, which results in the glare of the scene.

And here is the same castle without side edges. In this photo, a larger zoom factor was used, so there were many lines and differences in size by analyzing the two castles, the castle of the first photo is more natural than the second (the fortified bastion is dimensionally more Consistent with the rest of the building). The same depth of field is definitely less forced into the first image make us the case by waving the first image for a very short time. Our eye will perceive the depth at a time significantly lower than what is happening with the second. Be able to two branches!

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