This I know.
What I'm asking is how do people shoot wide-open and get everything in focus?
According to www.dofmaster.com, 30mm at f/1.4 on a 7D with a 2.03ft (0.62m) distance yields a 0.07ft (0.84in) DoF.
The subject's face, or any human's face for that matter, is not that shallow. The picture has plenty in focus yet it's supposed to have less than one-third of the DoF of my shot in question.
I pretty much settled for "calling it art" a while ago (haha), but my curiosity is getting the best of me; that's why I ask.
THis shot wasn't cropped was it? I bet the photog was greater than 2 feet away which would give you more DOF than 0.84 in. However, it does look as if there is at least 3 in of DOF. Hmmm....