Boost Depth of Field with onOne Software FocalPoint

In this video, I revisited a photo from a trip to Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

The photograph is of a cannon, found in a dark, shadowed, section of the Fort. All of the cannons on the island are original, which is awesome.

To capture the image, I had to boost my ISO to 1250, which was no problem for the Nikon D700. However, I had the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached so while the depth of field is nice, it’s not where I want it to be.

As you will see, I opened the photograph in onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite via Lightroom. Then I created a boost of depth of field using FocalPoint. After some final touches in Perfect Effects, I achieved the result that you see above.

FocalPoint makes it so simple to boost the depth of field of your photographs.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,

note: there was some confusion about the language I used when originally publishing this article/video. When I stated that I was increasing the depth of field, I was talking visually, not technically. Visually, I am creating the look of more depth between the subject and the background. Technically, this is called shallow depth of field and is decreasing the depth. Due to this confusion, I have renamed the article and video to Boost Depth of Field with onOne Software FocalPoint.

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    1. Yes, while the phrase is technically decreasing, visually you are increasing the look of depth

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