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5. Working with Photos > 71. Master Close-up Photography

Master Close-up Photography

Control the depth of field to get a perfect close-up every time.

Nothing does more than close-up photos do to compensate for the fact that bidders can’t see your item in person. A good close-up photo will show detail (a really good close-up will show the texture of the paint), and will even allow you to adequately explain any flaws or damage. Different ways of shooting close-up photos yield different results.

Understanding depth of field is the key to shooting good close-ups. Depth of field is the distance between the closest object in focus and the furthest object in focus, as illustrated in Figure 5-4.

Several things affect the depth of field:


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