Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Next Meeting 25 July 2016

Hi members,

The challenge for next meeting is to show how you can use different Depths of Field. Ralph touched on it in his talk on lenses last meeting. However if you need to refresh on the subject there are two good articles below from DPS. Also Diane’s lesson on Depth of Field is on the sidebar of this blog page.

The below article for beginners also explains how to manage Depth of Field with a point and shoot camera by using different settings like Portrait and Landscape. In my lesson I mention it too by using the Macro setting. Some Point and Shoot cameras now allow you to change Aperture settings.

Send in two photos either showing : 
2 Different Aperture settings, OR
2 Different focal length, OR
2 Different distances from the subject

It would be good if you could use the same subject in both examples but it is not necessary, any two photos showing different depth of Field will do.

* Please send in camera settings with each photo.

Different Aperture Settings
f:6.3. 155mm
f:22, 155mm
Different Focal Length
f:6.3, 250mm
f:6.3, 61mm
Different distance from a subject
Different Focal Point
Focus on foreground
Focus on background
Shallow Depth of Field is improved if the subject is a long way from the background

Portraits should have a shallow Depth of Field to make them pop

Shallow Depth of Field can isolate the point of interest

A deep Depth of Field is good for landscapes.

The main topic will be presented by Peter Attwood who will speak on the subject of purchasing a new camera when travelling, so you don't have to carry DSLRs with you. 


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