Playing around with depth of field and I think I finally get it?

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lehill
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Re: Playing around with depth of field and I think I finally get it?

LillyRoseAvalos wrote:

Congratulations on your breakthrough! As you're discovering, depth of field and blurry backgrounds depends on many things, not just the lens f-number.

When the depth of field is critical, I have a DOF calculator on my phone to make sure I'm using the right combination of focal length, f-number, focus distance.

In my day to day shooting, I don't think about the f-number, etc very much. If I want a blurry background I just get physically close to the subject (focus point) and have the background far away.

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