LOW DOF / TIP OR RIM OF ANYTHING (EP14)
This week hasn’t been easy for our family. Our daughter is having a hard time fitting into her new school, in spite of the wonderful efforts of all students and teachers. We had to seek professional help to determine the cause of Isabella’s fear, and in the process we, as parents, had to face our own traumas from our childhood. We found a fantastic children’s psychologist who will work with us as a family. Please forgive me for not answering all your many comments lately, time is scarce these days.
So I thought I’d choose an easy challenge for this week. Stupid me – I spent good part of this morning trying to get the focus exactly right – until I had the glorious idea of working with a tripod.
Here’s the challenge: Explore low depth of field photographing the tip or rim of any objects. The wider your aperture, the wider the range of sizes of objects you can use. You don’t need a lens with an aperture of f1.4 to explore low depth of field. If you choose to photograph the rim of a boat or the top of a wall, an aperture of f3.5 or f5.6 will work perfectly fine.
When you have a very small point of focus, the (fuzzy) background becomes very important. Keep an eye on the light and colours that surround the object you focus on.
For today’s blip I’ve photographed three star fruits from our garden. I focused on the tip of the first star-fruit using an aperture of 1.4. The extras show the same fruits with an aperture of 2.8 and 5.6, respectively.
This week's challenge: LOW DOF
Theme: TIP OR RIM OF ANYTHING
Go for: Artistic impression.
You can publish your contribution(s) on any day(s) until Saturday, February 17th. Don't forget to tag it with EP14.
The next challenge will be published on February 17th (suggestions for techniques/themes are always welcome). Hearts for this challenge will be awarded on Monday, February 19th.
IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE A SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE OR THEME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS!