Photography 102

This week…depth of field!  It’s all about the circles of confusion.

Larger aperture, smaller depth of field:



Smaller aperture, larger depth of field:



Why does everything in photography work in the inverse?

And then slowing and blurring motion with shutter speed.  I spent hours running the shower water but the images were so flat.  Then I remembered that turntables move.




One more week to go!

10 responses to “Photography 102”

  1. lane says:

    this is so cute and basic… it makes me long for kodak and its various publications. illustrated with just these sorts of images…

  2. Stella says:

    I’m going to add cute and basic to my next online dating profile.

  3. sg says:

    I particularly love your first shot: at a quick glance, it looks like a band photo.

  4. LP says:

    I didn’t know either of these things until this post. In fact, I have taken many a subpar photo because, in my head, I see a certain thing and I think I can just point and click to get it. Apertures! Shutter speed! Who knew?

  5. J-Man says:

    I didn’t know these things either. I love the oranges – SG is right – it does look like a band shot! Nicely done!

  6. LP says:

    I think the band’s name should be “Circles of Confusion.”

  7. Tim says:

    You can tell the singer has some kind of ego.

  8. Stella says:

    He liked the first shot better, but it caused a huge argument and now they’re splitting up.

  9. J-Man says:

    I heard a rumor that the label offered him a solo deal, and so he started the argument just to have an excuse to break up the band.

  10. the Lead Singer says:

    Feck off, all of you! I have more talent in one of my segments than the whole rest of that damn band!