Out of the Depths


Photos of dimensional artwork need to have more than just the correct exposure. There also needs to be adequate depth of field, and it can be a challenge to get it—out of the depths.


Click on the video (above) to watch the lesson. Open the Lesson Guide (button below) for a transcript of the video. It has space to make notes and a worksheet if you download and print a copy.

The short worksheet at the end of the Lesson Guide will help you with depth of field and aperture-priority mode. Complete the worksheet with the camera and manual in front of you. You’ll also need to set up your lighting equipment and camera.

Open the forum discussion (button below) and reply with your questions about depth of field. If you’re having trouble setting aperture-priority mode, reply in the forum with the model of your camera and describe the problem. One of your fellow students or I will try to assist you. I encourage you to reply with any other questions or comments about the lesson, too.

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