Macro, Bokeh and Depth of Field, Oh My!

I’ve had questions over time about shooting with a macro lens, creating depth of field and getting bokeh in your images. So I decided to create a post with great links to information about these things gathered from around the web, as well as some of my personally made teaching material from when I taught a lesson on depth of field at a high school. I hope you enjoy and learn something. Contact me if you have any further questions.


Canon’s PDF guide to shooting with MACRO lenses (skip to page 18 for depth of field tips).

My blog post about shooting N-scale miniatures.


A great intro to bokeh.

A very in-depth PDF on depth of field and bokeh (if you’re a beginner or really anyone not interested in the science behind these concepts, this link is not for you).

Already have shooting images with bokeh down but wanna make your light into cool shapes? Click here.


PDF of a powerpoint on Depth of Field, created by yours truly.

Test your knowledge of depth of field with this google doc I created.

depth of field answer key.

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Tourmaline .

Photographer of miniatures and writer on all things small.


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