Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.7

Exercise 2.7 Deep Depth of Field A view of the garden area outside of the walled garden and looking toward the buildings was chosen to illustrate the use of deep depth of field. The flowers in the foreground provided some interest and allowed for the eye to be brought through the foreground into the picture. … More Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.7

Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.6

Exercise 2.6 Shallow Depth of Field Flowers were chosen as subject matter to photograph with a shallow depth of field. The intention was to achieve a pleasing defocussed background that the flower could be presented against and for the flower and background to be composed within the frame, with some line and/or shape to lead a viewers eye. … More Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.6

Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.5

Exercise 2.5 Focussing Near; Focussing Far These images show the different results obtained by focussing on an object which is quite close to the front of the scene and an object which is much further into the scene. The first image had focus achieved on the decorative aspect of the green railings. The railings are sharply … More Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.5

Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.4

Exercise 2.4 The Portrait Here is a more standard choice of focal length and perspective for a portrait shot using a background some distance behind the subject and a reasonably wide aperture, taking into consideration the distance of the subject from the background. The shot was taken approximately 1.5metres from the subject focussing on the … More Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.4

Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.3

Exercise 2.3 Perspective Distortion and the Low Angle The photograph is taken with 20mm focal length from below the subject. The setting was chosen to include the lines of the picnic bench, with a forward resting hand as part of the pose to demonstrate how the perspective distortion of a short focal length is enhanced … More Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.3

Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.2

Exercise 2.2 – Focal Length, Subject and Background For this exercise a half length style portrait was taken at two differing focal lengths trying to keep the subject similarly composed and reasonably tight in the frame in both instances. The first shot was taken at 75mm before stepping forward toward the subject whilst zooming out … More Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.2

Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.1

Exercise 2.1 Wide angle through compression The exercise utilises a scene that has depth. Several images were taken of the scene starting with a wide angle perspective (or short focal length) moving through towards compression of the longer focal lengths. Each photograph was taken from the same place and an attempt was made each time … More Part 2, Project 1 – The Distorting Lens – Exercise 2.1