LA – Depth of Field and Motion Images

I’ve tried experimenting with depth of field and motion photography. My model and muse Sniff (my dog) has been working hard with me (but was rewarded with lots of treats). I tried to get a photo of him jumping at the candy but it was very tricky.

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1/60 sec; f/4,0; ISO:1600
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1/60 sec; f/4,0; ISO:1600
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1/60 sec; f/4,0; ISO:1600
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1/60 sec; f/4,0; ISO:1600

I noticed because of the low shutter speed that the motion made the image blurry. When I tried changing the shutter speed the images got very dark and I had to up the ISO. I’m struggling keeping the ISO low even with lots of natural light around. I can’t have the aperture lower than 4 with this lens. The two bottom pictures are my favorite pictures of Sniff in motion, but they got a little blurry. I do have a flash I haven’t tried using yet. The two lower pictures have a shutter speed of 1/200 sec and ISO on 3200.

These pictures have the same exposure settings as previously mentioned except the last two which have an ISO of 6400. The images are, to say the least, grainy and for the next photo session I’m gonna try using the flash to see if I can keep the ISO lower. I’m new to taking pictures but as a streamer who uses a webcam on a daily basis I have worked a lot with lighting. I have two light sources and manual settings to get the most out of my camera. Before I used those I used the natural light in my room which was sometimes too bright with the added light from my two monitors. The light from my window during the day should be enough to not be forced to use 6400 ISO. I’m determined to find out what I am doing wrong and how to fix it!

The photos that follow will be focusing on depth of field.

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1/200 sec; f/4,0; ISO:6400
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1/200 sec; f/4,0; ISO:6400
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1/200 sec; f/4,0; ISO:6400
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1/200 sec; f/4,0; ISO:6400
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1/200 sec; f/4,0; ISO:6400
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1/60 sec; f/4,0; ISO:1600

This concludes the assignments from the book “from snapshots to great shots”. Tomorrow I will post this weeks final Learning Activity which is the six best photos of the week. Hint: they will most likely be of my dog.

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