|Technical Level: Intermediate-Advanced|
Depth of Field
When someone makes the transition from a Point and Shoot camera with a small sensor to a DSLR with a larger sensor they are entering unfamiliar territory. Point and Shoot cameras by there very nature have an abundance of Depth of Field (DOF) and most subjects in the frame are in focus. But now they may be finding that some portions of their image are out of focus and they don’t know why. For some, this is where the discussion of Depth of Field starts.
DOF is a subject that many photographers do not fully understand. They might remember a few principles but lack a working knowledge of the subject. As a result, some of their images do not reflect the vision they had when they captured the image.