Following our recent exploration of shutter speed, we moved on to look at creating a more dramatic depth of field through aperture. Unfortunately, we weren't able to exert a great deal of control with the cameras that we were using- although switching on the Macro, and supermacro settings helped a bit.

It was time for our class safari. Lacking many interesting live animals to photograph on campus*, we went for the more the more rubbery plastic-y gum ball machine kind. This worked remarkably well for demonstrating depth of field; especially because the critters were very compliant.

*Aside from the feral cats who only make their appearance when crashing through roof tiles, some bizarre aquatic worms that live in a glass bowl with my taro plant, and a rather camera shy turtle.

1 Comment:

  1. rachel said...
    wonderful stuff ... keep it up...

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