Design & Style

Learn About Depth of Field in Photography: The Ultimate Guide

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 2, 2021 • 9 min read

When you’re shooting an image, you’re also telling a story to the viewer. It’s your job to tell them where they should be looking, and directing their attention to the photo’s key elements. There are a number of tools you can use to tell the “story” of your image. One of those tools is depth of field (dof).