Shallow Depth of Field - Blue Flower

This photo is an example of a very shallow depth of field, which means the amount of the image that's in focus.  The smaller the f-stop number, the smaller the depth of field. In this case, I used f/1.8 with a 50mm lens and a shutter speed of 1/2500 sec.

Interestingly, the f-stop represents the fraction of the total aperture (or hole) the light goes through.  So f/1.8 could be thought of as 1/1.8, f2 could be viewed as 1/2, etc.  Therefore, the smaller the f-stop, the more light is let into the camera. -Brian

  • Photo Credit: Brian Broderick
  • Photo depicts a flower in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah.


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