Depth of field - Intimacy/Isolation
What is depth of field? DofF is the distance between the nearest and furthest elements in a scene that appear to be “acceptably sharp” in an image.
How do you use it? By changing the f-stop setting on the aperture ring of your camera, you alter the amount of light striking your image sensor and bring more or less of your photo into focus.
FIRST Draw the aperture ring of your camera from a top view, include the f-stop settings, and illustrate at least 4 different aperture openings as they correspond to each f-stop. See below for an example.
SECOND Find 2 magazine images to include in your sketchbook that illustrate an example of each:
-shallow depth of field (~ƒ/2)
-great depth of field (~ƒ/16)
Analyze each photo by answering the ?s below for each:
1. The aperture setting you think the photographer used.
2. The principle of composition the photo illustrates.
3. A sentence stating how the photographer's choice
of aperture contributes to the success of the picture.
**use the entire photo – don’t crop – and no text in the image, presentation counts, so cut neatly.
2. Rule of Thirds
3. A short depth of field is used to focus our attention on the
owl and create a blurred background that is not distracting.
Intimacy/Isolation Shooting Assignment
Problem Statement: Shoot a roll of film (24 images) that explores the creative use of aperture (f-stops) to create a feeling of intimacy or isolation.