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Photography Fun: Tip of the Day
10/07/2015
Photography Fun: Tip of the Day

Today I'm going to share with you one of my favorite photography tips- using a shallow depth of field.One of the most effective and beautiful ways to draw attention to the subjects in your portraits is by isolating her.  I love when my images depict a sharp and focused face, and everything else just falls away into a sweet blur.  This is referred to as a "shallow depth of field".  Only one small section of your field is in focus, as opposed to a "deep focus" where everything from foreground to background is in sharp focus.For a more technical review of how to change the aperature settings on your camera, check out one of my past blog posts HERE, but for today, let's try to keep it simple.  Aperature is basically the amount of light you let into each frame.  Open up your aperature (measured in f/stop numbers) and you allow more light in.  Shut down that aperature (increase your f/stop number) and you allow less light in.  The more light, the more shallow your depth of field will be.  Opening up my aperature and allowing more light into my images is one of my favorite ways to make an impact.  With a shallow depth of field, viewers don't have to question where their eyes should go.  They are naturally drawn to the face in focus, or the eyes, or whatever I choose to set in focus.  It's so easy to lead others to what I want ...