Thursday, February 16, 2012

Camera Settings: ISO 800, 83mm, f/5.6, 1/5sec

I chose a small f-stop to get a shallow depth of field because I wanted the object to stand out and not have the viewer be distracted by the details in the background. I framed the picture tightly to give it a more intimate feel. I also framed it at a certain angle to give the eye a path to follow and thereby create a feeling of movement beginning at the top left, moving down and through the flower and out again towards to top right. Lastly, I purposely kept the inside of the flower in a dark shadow to emphasize a 3 dimensional look.

Camera Settings: ISO 800, 17mm, f/13, 1/4sec

I chose a high f-stop to get greater depth of field because I wanted more elements in the frame to be in focus, such as all the arches and semi-circles found in the ceiling walls, which create a sense of movement. In addition, I selected a small aperture to create a flare around the ceiling lights and make them look like stars. I framed the picture in keeping with the rule of thirds so that the hanging cross-chandelier would fall prominently on the lower right hit point, and less prominently, the detail of top column in the top-left hit point.

Camera Settings: ISO 100, 83mm, f/8, 6sec

In terms of depth of field, I chose an average f-stop because I did not want to lose the background completely but I also did not want to have a flat effect. There are some multiple frames and entry points as well as strong lines that guide the eye through the picture. I was particularly interested and drawn by the mix of light sources and colour temperature so close to each other.

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