Photography Class - F-Stops
June 21, 2013

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This week's class was about F-Stops/Aperture/Depth of Field.  It's about bringing attention to your subject using focus.  It is an important aspect of photography.  Unfortunately, I was not able to make this week's homework as interesting as last week's shutter speed assignment.  I think I'm starting to get the basic concept, I just couldn't think of any really jazzy ideas for using it.  

The first technique I show is using a telephoto lens to give me a shallow depth of field.  That means the background behind my subject will be blurry.  


I was blessed to visit my family this weekend, so I followed cute Brodie around everywhere
with my camera. He probably thinks that strange black thing (my camera) is attached to me! 

  At home Lily is my very willing photography model.



The next pictures show how a low F-Stop will have only part of the picture in focus, while a high F-Stop will allow almost the whole picture to be in focus.   

 Low F-Stop High F-Stop

 Same trick, different subject.

Here's another telephoto depth of field shot I took recently. 
     If you ever need a photographer to capture those
scraggly cat toys you have around the house, I'm your gal! 



Here I try to get artistic with a rock rake.  And by the way, don't try this at home. 
We're not supposed to lay a rake down with the tines facing up! 


Even a brick wall is no match for my artistic-ness!  


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