Well done! I've been meaning to use the manual settings of my camera. Even got a book and everything. I like the idea of going out in the field and learning hands-on. Keep them coming! :)
Well, large aperture (large opening but small number) makes the background go out of focus, i.e. small depth of field. Maybe you mean smaller number. If you want almost everything in focus, you choose a smaller aperture i.e. a larger number, like f16. Is this what you mean, or am I confusing it? lol.
Yikes! Don't confuse me , Lynn! As Tomate says, well done, Eric! I need to take this guy's class as well—If you can do it . . .
lol sorry don't mean to but I don't want Eric to remember his lesson wrongly! You need a large aperture to throw the background out of focus, not a small one. It is the number of that large aperture which is small. He will see when he looks at his notes again lol.
The "problem" with these automatic digital cameras is that we loose all our experience from the old good times when we were using films and changing all the settings at each shot! I used to be quite "good" at that, needing sometimes 10 or 15 minutes for a single photo... (but what a result, LOL!)One thing I do remember about depth of field is the comparison with my garden hosepipe : the wider the aperture, the shorter the focus. And the smaller the aperture (the bigger the number!?), the longer the focus.....But I'm sure I shall add this training to the package when I upgrade my camera later this summer !
Actually Lynn is correct and Eric's photo comparison proves it.What fun we could all have if we went back to basics.
I'd love to take a class. These numbers and notes ("large means small") confuse me, but I think if I could learn it hands-on I would get it.
I just remember that everything's in focus in a pinhole camera, and work from there. But I still just use the auto setting on my digital camera!
Funny shot! :)
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