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Depth of field is one of the things that beginners often struggle with understanding. So I found a couple of videos on YouTube to help you out.
In this first video from B&H Photo, Kelly Mena explains the three elements that affect depth of field and how they work. The three elements are:
Okay, that explains things really well. Let’s look at another video example showing the same three elements.
Next up, is this video by photographer Ray Scott. He gives some great image examples showing both ends of the spectrum from shallow to wide depth of field and how to combine the three elements to best control your background and foreground focus.
If you have had trouble understanding how to get a shallow depth of field, I hope this has helped you get a better handle on it.