Depth of Field

Depth of Field is controlled by the Aperture value. A open aperture (smaller f. number i.e f4) will give us a shallow depth of field enabling us to make the figure stand out from the background by blurring it. In automatic cameras the Head Icon function is intended to achieve such an effect.

Closing the aperture ( a higher f Number i.e f22) will give a greater Depth of field.

Stephen Shore  5th St and Broadway Eurika CA 1974