deep focus shot

A deep focus shot is a style or technique of cinematography and staging with great depth of field, preferred by realists, that uses lighting, relatively wide-angle lenses and small lens apertures to simultaneously render in sharp focus both close and distant planes (including the three levels of foreground, middle-ground, and extreme background objects) in the same shot. A deep focus shot is in contrast to "shallow focus" in which only one plane is in sharp focus.