Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

Cheri Lucas Rowlands tells us about the basics of depth of field and aperture and compares the effects of using a shallow depth of field to a a greater one. She asks that we :-

  • Snap a photo of something or someone in focus, against a blurred background.
  • Share a panorama or landscape in sharp focus, in which you can see details far away.
  • Use a camera app to force focus (or blur) in an experimental way.
  • Take multiple photos of the same scene or subject using different aperture settings and publishing the results.

Do you agree that my first photo is rather dull, whereas the second is okay?

Leaves 1

Leaves 2

Can you post some photos that show the effect of changing apertures? Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/weekly-photo-challenge-focus/

28 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

  1. Nice example, Gilly – shows not just the two different DOFs but how changing the depth of field can enhance the photo. The second one is better than just “OK”.

  2. Yes, they are both nice to show. The first has such variegated leaves, it adds a rhythm to the shot. And the emphasis in the second with the sharp focus, nice as well.
    How is that grand baby?

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