Sept 26/17 Preparation

At the September 26 CALL Digital Photography session, we are planning to challenge you to do some Depth Of Field exercises with a few props. Gertrude our “model” is promising to be perfectly still while we buzz around her with our cameras. She has agreed to accompany us to the ridge behind the Rosedale Community Centre, overlooking downtown Calgary, weather permitting of course. The ridge is a great location to practice Depth of Field on Gertrude with the Calgary skyline more or less in focus.

In preparation you could brush up on the theory, try out a few shots at home, and if you feel so inclined you can upload your results on this page. The video below is a practical explanation of Depth of Field from B&H. Click on the image to view the video.

6 Responses to Sept 26/17 Preparation

  1. Margaret says:

    Depth of field
    f/4.0, iso 80, 1/200, 640 x 427 px

  2. Henri says:

    Here is one of my Depth of Field pictures. I recently took this on one of my daily walks. The camera was on “Aperture Preference”, a semi automatic mode. f/11, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, I was about 2 feet away from the butterfly. The darker background makes the butterfly really stand out.

  3. Ron says:

    Here is one I took a few weeks ago of a Painted Lady (determined after some internet research!) butterfly sharing an echinacea flower with a bee. Settings were f/5, ISO 100, 1/320, taken at 42mm.

  4. Susan Ashley says:

    ISO 400 37mm f5.6 1/200sec

  5. Susan Ashley says:

    Thyme ISO 400, 35mm, f5.6, 1/200sec

  6. Karen McDaniel says:

    I took this flower on a walk through NHP with my 90 mm prime lens set in Aperture Priority at f 6.3, ISO 100 Spot metering, shutter speed 1/500

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