Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Depth of Field

Depth of Field

Working with a different depth of field can really change the feel of your pictures. Using a shallow depth of field or a wide aperture will blur the background of the picture. The blurred background puts your subject as the focal point of the picture. This is great for portraits of sports photography. Most cameras have an aperture priority mode which will allow you to work with depth of field without have to worry about anything else. Using an aperture of 3.5, 4.5, or 5.6 is a good place to start.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Find the Best Angle

Find the Best Angle…
There are sometimes only small differences that turn good pictures into great ones. An easy way to get your photography from good to great is to think about the angle that you are looking at your subject from. When shooting down at your subject you often block the light at illuminates the scene. A good time to use this trick is if you want to take picture of the kids, get down on their level. Have the camera at their eye level. Seeing the world from their level can make the picture more meaningful.