Depth of Field, Week 5 of the 52-week photography project blog circle.
If you use depth of field there’s a definite foreground and background. Your aperture is the determining factor of how deep that depth of field is.
When I first started I kept getting confused if I was wanting a high or low F-stop. See if this diagram below helps you understand how the F-stop or Aperture gives you the different varieties of the depth of field.
If you have an SLR camera try turning your camera dial to the A button. This signifies Aperture priority in your camera. Then select the aperture you want for the specific effect you want to achieve (review figure above). The camera will adjust your shutter as needed and keep the aperture you chose. Now if you get an error that means that due to lighting the camera can’t make it work. It could be too much light or not enough. A quick look at the current image; if it’s too bright you’ll need to bump up your aperture. If it’s too dark you’ll need to raise your ISO (future lesson).
This flower image I shot at f/2.8 using my 24-70 mm lens ISO 200 1/1000
The below image was taken with my 50mm f/1.4 1/250 ISO 400
If you’re shopping for a new iPhone you can bet the salesperson will mention the new PORTRAIT MODE SELFIE on the iPhone X. If you use this new feature you too can achieve this by using just your phone.
It’s a blog circle so it’s time to move on to the next photographer –> Ursula Garrison Photography serving the Chequamegon Bay Area and surroundings.