This week was such a blast for me! I took my camera nearly everywhere with me and snapped a bunch of pictures. This past Friday, May 5, I ended up walking home from work (a decent walk, mind you) to enjoy the sunlight and take some great photos, which is where most of these pictures come from. What I mainly learned is that sometimes there are moments you can’t capture again, so always have a camera at the ready. For the entire week, it was so liberating to see something beautiful and think: “I have a camera! I can keep this moment!” Afterwards, I spent a bit of time on Photoshop, brightening and sharpening the images to enhance color and clarity (very minimal edits overall, except for the railroad crossing in which I created part of the sky).
Through this project, I definitely discovered that I have a greater love for shallow depth of field than deep depth of field. I enjoy discovering the small things around me and making them last longer through a photo. I love the effect that blurring can have to concentrate an audience’s focus on one small entity of the picture, making little things a lot larger in meaning and message.
Deep Depth of Field Photos
Spori Lamp: 05-05-17; 6:29 p.m.; Spori-BYUI Campus; FL: 34 mm; f/16; 1/800; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Homestead River: 05-05-17; 7:16 p.m.; Rexburg Homestead; FL: 18 mm; f/7.1; 1/1000; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Railroad Crossing: 05-05-17; 7:07 p.m.; Rexburg-Main street’s railroad crossing; FL: 37 mm; f/11; 1/1000; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Homestead fountain: 05-05-17; 7:18 p.m.; Rexburg Homestead; FL: 55 mm; f/6.3; 1/1000; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Shallow Depth of Field Photos
White Flowers: 05-03-17; 10:43 a.m.; BYUI campus; FL: 55 mm; f/5.6; 1/400; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Squirrel: 05-05-17; 6:41 p.m.; Rexburg-2nd street; FL: 55 mm; f/5.6; 1/800; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Bee in Flowers: 05-05-17; 7:19 p.m.; Rexburg; FL: 55 mm; f/6.3; 1/1000; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Bright Flowers: 05-02-17; 10:46 a.m.; BYUI Campus; FL: 55 mm; f/7.1; 1/200; Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Ladybug in Flower: 05-07-17; 12:51 p.m.; Rexburg-my apartment; FL: 55 mm; f/9; 1/1000; Canon EOS Rebel T6.