Depth of Field: Sebuah Telaah Historis Ruang Ketajaman


  • Julita Pratiwi Institut Kesenian Jakarta


depth of field, perspective, image sharpness


In cinematography, depth of field is understood as the apparent sharpness in front of and behind the exact point of focus. This paper will not pay much attention in the technical aspect of depth of field, but it aims to focus on the historical aspect that becomes the backdrop of its development. This paper attempts to figure out the basic understanding of depth of field in other visual fields that preceeded cinema, namely the art of painting and photography. How did the concept of depth of field develop in painting and photography? Is there any difference between that understanding with the one we recognize in cinema?


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How to Cite

Pratiwi, J. . (2021). Depth of Field: Sebuah Telaah Historis Ruang Ketajaman. IMAJI: Film, Fotografi, Televisi, &Amp; Media Baru, 9(1), 30–36. Retrieved from