Depth of Field17:41:00
I do like to spend a bit of time having a browse through blogland when time permits.
One such lovely lady whom I like to visit is Chantelle over at Fat Mum Slim. She is the inspiration behind this post today.
What I like over at fms and particularly of late, is that she often has great tips and tricks for taking good pictures with your phone or camera.
One of her latest posts is on depth of field. If you didn't know already, it basically means that you have your picture focusing sharply on a particular object, the depth of field, and all the rest of the picture is all blurred out because its not in focus.
We have purchased a new camera and it is a mission of mine to be able to use it really well and actually know what i'm doing. Not just pushing a few buttons and changing settings and hope that the photo turns out sort of thing.
Seriously this camera has got more buttons and settings than a Thunderbird cockpit and its going to take a long time I think to learn it all.
Lucky I am a learner by doing things so after a bit of light reading of the camera manual and some tips from the canon website and a couple of others I think I may have just figured it out. At a beginner level of course.
ISO's and aperture and shutter speeds and F stops. Terminology me up! You will have to test me next week to see if I remember it all.
One awesome thing about my camera when it comes to adjusting the aperture for 'depth of field' shots is that I only need to adjust the F stop setting and the camera adjusts the shutter speed for me all by itself. Some settings on the camera will do all this automatically but I like to see if I can do these things.
I had a little play around today while the kids were snoozing and here is a few 'depth of field' pictures using the AV setting on the camera.
Finally the sweet peas are out and what a delight. Purple beauties.
How about that for blurring the background?
Beautiful bearded iris. I still love taking pics of flowers.
An afternoon nap with Spot.
I will assure you that the subject material (except for Hugh of course) will get more interesting as I hone my photography skills. I don't get out a lot these days to expand out of the house yard, so all in good time.
What do you like to take pictures of?
Have you got any good photography tips or websites that you have found useful?
Thanks for visiting today.