Shallow Depth of Field
Saturday, October 6, 2012
One class I was most excited to take this semester was my photography course. Sadly, it hasn't been my favorite. My photo class in high school (a million years ago) was amazing: we learned film photography and spent days in the darkroom. We learned the technical aspects of photography and composition, and then were expected to have photos that lived up to those standards.
This class has taught me quite a bit so far, but since I work incredibly hard at everything I do, I have a hard time loving classes that don't have high standards.
However, I have spent a lot of time recently thinking about photo composition and the technical aspects of it. I really miss thinking about photography like this. Instead of relying solely on my iPhone to capture moments, I actually put effort into making quality photographs. I used to really love doing this, but it's gotten away from me a bit in the past year or more.
So, to enjoy my newly rediscovered love of technical photography, I'm going to share some photos I take for our weekly assignments. This week we're focusing on a shallow depth of field (one area in focus, but most is out of focus).
The sun was perfect yesterday morning and the cats were lounging on the bed. I grabbed my camera and spent a lot of time trying to get the perfect shot with the light. Oh, and I got to use my new lens! It's a 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX lens. I was a little intimidated to use something other than a simple zoom lens, but I seriously love this.
And even though this one is out of focus, I love it. My silly little Theodore Roosevelt cracks me up.