Shallow Depth Of Field
Our Picture This! Assignment this month was "Shallow Depth Of Field" and judging from the many entries received we just might have titled it "The Birds and the Bees and Flowers in the Field." Readers sent us a profusion of great shots that depicted etch-edged butterflies, flowers with beautiful backgrounds, and even close-ups of insects that made us feel like we were nose to nose with them in the garden. All in all, each picture provided us with textbook examples of why we use shallow depth of field and get close--to reveal a world of beauty rarely seen by the unaided eye.
Janice Braud composed this picture with her tripod at ground level.
The flower in the foreground is echoed by the striking form and color
behind it. She used a Canon D30 with a Tamron 90mm Macro lens and shot
at f/4 at 1/500 sec.
Picture This! - Our Next Assignment
Found Still Life
Some photographers spend hours
(and days) in their studio arranging objects for carefully thought out
still life images. But the world is filled with objects and subjects arranged
in many ways just awaiting your creative framing and eye. You can find
still life subjects at flea markets, on the street, or, as with this image,
in the washed out pilings at the seashore. So keep your eyes open and
get ready to frame and capture all those great still life images just
waiting for you in the wide world. It's all about composition, balance,
and exposure...and keeping open to the possibilities all those found
still life subjects afford.
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