Depth-of-field meaning

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In photography and cinematography, the distance between the nearest and farthest elements of a shot that appear sufficiently sharp in the image. The elements that fall outside the depth of field for an image appear out of focus.
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The area in an image from front to back that is in focus. The smaller the aperture (the larger the f-stop number), the more objects are in focus both near and distant. The wider the aperture (the smaller the f-stop number), elements in front of and behind the object in focus appear soft or blurry.Set a MoodIn both moving and still pictures, depth of field (DOF) is widely used to call attention or create feelings. By focusing on one element in the image and leaving the rest blurry, the audience is drawn to that part of the frame. In addition, making surroundings softer or foggy can eliminate unwanted background objects that distract from the subject of the picture. See f-stop and focal length.
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In photography, the distance in front of and behind the subject that appears to be in focus.
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The range of distances from a lens within which photographed or filmed objects are in focus: reducing the aperture of a lens increases the depth of field.
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