Indy Photo Coach 12:38am, 12 January 2010
The amount of a scene in focus, both in front of and behind a subject, is controlled by the aperture. You have a lesser amount in focus in front of the subject and a greater amount in back of the subject (about a 1/3 – 2/3 ratio). To control focus, use:
* A large aperture (small number) for a minimum amount of focus
* A small aperture (large number) for a maximum amount.
This is known as selective focusing and is used as a way to draw your viewer to your subject; the eyes go to what is in focus.
1) Select a subject.
2) Set your camera to f4 (or lower) and take a picture.
3) Now set your camera to f16 and take the same picture again.
4) Compare how the amount of the scene in focus differs between the two pictures.
lynzfotos 8 years ago
Nice example Serge!
moostang78 Posted 8 years ago. Edited by moostang78 (member) 8 years ago
I didn't follow the assignment....but this is selective focusing. (As Serge pointed out - it's not grammatically correct)