To make a deeper DOF, we can use:

• Longer focal length
• Wider aperture
• Stay closer to the focus

Actually, the depth-of-field is determined by the three factors:

• the focal length of the lens ($f$)
• the f-number of the lens opening ($N$), i.e. the aperture
• the camera-to-subject distance ($s$), i.e. the object distance in optics terminology

The DOF formula is expressed as:

where $c$ is the diameter of the circle of confusion, which is 0.018mm for APS-C and 0.029mm for 35mm film.