Wow, this has been a week, I am so grateful that I was able to to take some pretty floral pictures at the wedding I did this past weekend, because I have been down for the count this week with a nasty bug! Thankfully the doctor gave me a z-pack and I am on the mend! For the non photographer out there, here is a little technical jargon regarding DOF:
“depth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image. Although a lens can precisely focus at only one distance at a time, the decrease in sharpness is gradual on each side of the focused distance, so that within the DOF, the unsharpness is imperceptible under normal viewing conditions.
In some cases, it may be desirable to have the entire image sharp, and a large DOF is appropriate. In other cases, a small DOF may be more effective, emphasizing the subject while de-emphasizing the foreground and background.”
For this week, wanted to focus on the branch of blooming flowers closest to me and then have the focus fall off and have a pretty blurred background. My settings for this image were: ISO 250, f/3.2, ss 1/2500 using a 24-70mm lens @70mm.
Now go see how Amy Mae Bowman, Nampa Idaho Photographer – http://www.amymaephotography.com interpreted this week’s assignment and then follow our circle!