What is Deep Depth of Field? (Definition & Examples)

The deep depth of field in some cinematography is all-encompassing and beautiful. But how do they achieve those shots and how can you recognize them?

Cinematography is a language. You have to practice it to become fluent.

One of the first things you need to learn is depth of field.

What is that? Well, depth of field is defined as the distance between the nearest and the farthest objects that are in acceptably sharp focus in an image. So, basically it’s what’s in focus within the frame you’re shooting, to put it really, really simply.

Today, I want to specifically target deep depth of field. It’s a great place to start out as a filmmaker and it has a ton of practical uses moving forward.

So let’s jump into the article and see what we can learn.

What is Deep Depth of Field? (Definition & Examples)

Deep depth of field definition

Depth of field is all about focus. So a deep depth of field means that a larger area is in focus, even everything in the frame. Sometimes this is called “deep focus.”

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