Hi, I've read these lines from whitepaper from http://www.aakatz.com/whitepaper/ and I have a few question about things...
To get the deepest depth of field - the sharpest photos:
Use high f/stops (smaller apertures)
Use wide-angle focal lengths
Shoot subjects from a distance, even if you zoom
To get shallow depth of field - to isolate subjects from backgrounds:
Use low f/stops (larger apertures)
Use as much telephoto zoom as you can (high focal lengths)
Separate subjects from backgrounds
Shoot from as close as you can get to the subject
I don't really get the part "Shoot subjects from a distance, even if you zoom" Meaning if lets say I want to take someone in a picture together with a background and I want them both sharp, must I stand far away and take that picture? In this case, can I actually zoom in to that someone and still have a deep DOF? Or zooming in will cause it to have a shallower DOF?
For the shallow depth of field, Use as much telephoto zoom as you can (high focal lengths) actually tells me to stand far away and zoom in all the way if possible, but the next line, Shoot from as close as you can get to the subject means I have to get close to my subject? :S I'm confused.. Sorry for being a noob man, guess tt's why I'm posting in the 'newbies corner'. :P