Exercise 2.6

“Use a combination of wide apertures, long focal lengths and close viewpoints to take a number of photographs with shallow depth of field. (Remember that smaller f numbers mean wider apertures.) Try to compose the out-of-focus parts of the picture together with the main subject. Add one or two unedited sequences, together with relevant shooting data and an indication of your selects, to your learning log.”

The available human being was my partner Steve. He really hates his photo being taken,  hence the pose. I’ve just bought a set of macro lens filters as an inexpensive way of taking close-ups, so this was my opportunity to play with them, while he tried to ignore me. He was most comfortable deep in thought looking at his phone while I took close ups of his ear!

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This would have been a lovely pic, but for his hand?!

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By this level of magnification, I was struggling to find focus

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