Aperture + Focal Length + Focus Point
All affect Depth of Field
It’s good to experiment once in a while
Especially with new gear
Spring Red Buds & Dogwoods
Multiple Exposure (D800E in-camera)
When I go out with my camera
Capturing images is only part of my goal
I also want to experiment and learn
Here’s a sample experiment that I’ve repeated 1000’s of times
New lens, new camera, larger sensor, yada-yada
Lots of reasons to experiment
(including to refresh my memory)
Most photographers know about exposure bracketing
I like to experiment with aperture bracketing
1. These were shot at four different aperture settings
Two shown here (not shown f/4 & f/5.6)
Going beyond f/8 results in a too busy background
I want to emphasize the blossoms and
Just hint at the forest (for context)
Between f/4 & f/5.6 best suited my taste here
2. Two different focus points
Red bud in top row
Dogwood in bottom row
Click to enlarge; the “lesson” needs to be seen
Same lens with same focal length throughout
Only aperture and focus point (red circle) were changed
There were more lessons to be learned from these experiments –
The camera position was fixed throughout
The focal length never changed; just aperture and focus point
Look closely at the f/8 example pair
Same focal length & aperture….
What about depth of field?
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