Camera Functions: Depth of Field

For this assignment you need to make two different images of the same situation. One shot should have a deep depth of field that allows you to have most of the contents in sharp focus. When most of the image is in focus you need to be aware of everything in the background so that there are not distractions that draw the viewer away from the main subject.

The second image should have a shallow depth of field that allows you to direct the viewer’s attention to one area of the image. You can achieve a narrow depth of field by using your lens with a longer focal length, bu using a large lens opening, or getting closer to the subject.

Both images need to be placed in the dropbox on the server at the beginning of Monday’s class.

Deep depth of field

Deep depth of field

Shallow depth of field

Shallow depth of field

Welcome to JlMC 310

Ice fishing on New Year's Day near Kaliningrad, Russia.Welcome to Fundamentals of Photojournalism. This semester we will concentrate on using our cameras to make compelling images while reporting on the world around us.

This site will be the place to visit when you want to check deadlines (see Calendar page) or download copies of assignments and other handouts. I will also post links to related material and events that will be useful over the next few months.