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Depth of field in Photography is 3-dimensional and is measured from the foreground moving along a horizontal plane towards the background. Maximum depth-of-field means most of the scene is in focus and shallow depth-of-field means the minimum is in focus. Shallow depth-of-field lets you lose the background into a nice blur leaving the foreground in focus - good for portrait photography. In landscape photography you would normally choose the maximum depth-of-field so that distant hills were in focus as well as the middle ground and the foreground - in other words, everything in the field of your vision would be sharply focussed.

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