Depth of field is the effect where one portion of the image appears blurry and out-of-focus.
This mimics the photographic effect that's caused from lens being able to focus at only one distance at a time, making a picture containing objects at various distances from the camera have both blurry and sharp regions. Often includes bokeh.
Not to be confused with
- blurry, which is an umbrella term that also includes stylistic effects.
- foreshortening, which refers to objects appearing larger and shorter when pointed to the viewer. An image can contain both, but not necessarily.
Examples of depth of field without foreshortening:
Examples of depth of field with foreshortening:
- tag group:image composition(Techniques)