A Beginners’ Guide to Creative Photography

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Shooting Shallow – Understanding Depth of Field’ is a 38-page guide to depth of field and how to control ‘DoF’ it to maximise your photography. The aim of this photography guide is to equip photographers with the skills to improve their ability to create bokeh rich images but at the same time ensure your subject is as sharp as possible.

Even a general understanding of depth of field will allow a photographer to dig deep into the advanced settings on their camera and lenses, and really get creative.


understanding depth of field

Just a selection of the pages from this 38 page photography eBook.

Understanding Depth of Field

Mastering the ability to control the out of focus areas, and create attractive bokeh, puts the photographer in control of their image, and such techniques offer the opportunity for plenty of creative photography.

The ‘Shooting Shallow‘ eBook is divided into four broad sections. Concepts, Camera, Practice and Examples. The eBook will improve your understanding of depth of field will allow you to dig deep into the advanced settings on your camera and really get creative. It may sound like a contradiction in terms but you may be surprised just how easy and liberating using the advanced camera settings can actually be.

Understanding Depth of Field

Once you have an understanding of the concepts and how they relate to your camera, it is time to get out and shoot.

This eBook also documents a range of real-life examples where a shallow depth of field has been used to create a particular look and style of image.


The eBook chapters include:

  • What is Bokeh in Photography
  • What is Depth of Field
  • The Variables (Distance and Depth of Field & Aperture and Depth of Field)
  • Know your equipment
  • Learn the Practice (The Theory and Application).
  • Tips for Success
  • Practical Examples
  • Going forward


Understanding Depth of Field

‘Shooting Shallow’ is about learning to take better photos, understanding depth of field, and improving your photography skills. The ebooks answers questions such as ‘What is Bokeh?’, ‘What is a F-Stop?’, ‘What is the rule of thirds?’ and What is a ‘Shallow DOF?’

The eBook has been written with the beginning photographer in mind; however, the enthusiast and professional alike may find something of relevance also. Shooting Shallow is also a winner of a Digital Camera World Gold Award.

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