Depth of field is sometimes an issue for digital photographers, mostly because most digital cameras lack the ability to shoot shallow depth of field. With their small sensor sizes, digital point-and-shoots, and cropped sensor SLRs simply have very deep depths of field. If you want to shoot with shallow depth of field with these – or any other camera – then you need to think carefully about how to expose your shot. To get the most out of your depth of field efforts, it’s important to understand exactly how depth of field is affected by your exposure and lens choices. In this article, we’ll explore a common misconception about depth of field.