Lesson 3: Assignment

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    Jessica Thurston

    This is the redo of the shallow depth photo using the limited settings on my camera, I hope that this has achieved what is needed for this assignment. The cat is my focal point.

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    Duncan Rawlinson

    I looked up your camera and it has good manual control. The problem here is that you’re shooting in the dark. There is not enough light. Your camera is not like your eyes. It needs light. Your eyes in combination with your brain will compensate for the lack of light. If there is low light your camera will struggle to create any kind of shallow depth of field.


    Also note that since your exposure was so long here the image is out of focus due to camera shake.

    Here is an example of something that would meet the criteria of this assignment but shot with your exact camera:

    In this example there was lots of light and the camera was zoomed in and there was relatively shallow depth of field. Feel free to re-shoot this if you want or ask any questions.


    Duncan Rawlinson

    Also I just came across this:

    Worth reading.

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