Depth of field (DOF) is the part of your composition which is acceptably in focus. Knowing how to control it is essential if you want to make the most of it.Having too little or too much of you photo in focus can mean it does not have the impact and meaning that you intended.
Being in control of your exposure is important. Our cameras see light differently than our eyes do. You need to make sure the right amount of light your camera ‘sees’ is recorded by the sensor.If your camera records the incorrect amount of light your photo will be overexposed or underexposed. Too light or too dark.
This is the second article in a series on learning how to use manual mode on your camera.Photography means ‘painting with light.’ Painting a picture requires having the right amount of paint on the canvas, (among other things.) Taking a good photo requires the right amount of light to be recorded by your camera’s sensor, among other things.