167/365 ~ Opening Up. Today f/2.8.

by Heidi Egerman June. 15, 2018 390 views

I have decided to spend the rest of the month working on aperture settings. I will move down from yesterday’s setting at f/2.5 to the smallest setting of f/25 around the 4th of July.

"Why?", you might ask. Well, I honestly feel like I should really know the results of each aperture setting, but I realized that I flip around all over the place and hope for a few great shots. And sometimes I actually get one. I have never experimented from one end to the other. Therefore after posting for this week’s, ‘Wide Open’ photography challenge I decided to take the time to become more proficient at selecting just the right aperture setting for a specific shot.

I will be shooting all images with my 50mm prime lens which has 21 stops from f/2.5 to f/25. I also plan to experiment with distance so I’ll be getting up close and personal as well as stepping back to observe more the results I’d more distance. And of course, most of my shots will be from the garden, which is where I live these days.

Today I moved up one stop to f/2.8 from yesterday’s aperture of f2/5. I sort of went overboard and have posted numerous images. I was having a lot of fun and definitely had to think about my focal point and what would be in focus at this aperture.

Daisy: f/2.8; ISO 400; 1/1250 sec.

Daisy: f/2.8; ISO 400; 1/1250 sec.

Artichoke: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/320 sec.

Artichoke: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/320 sec.

Blooming onion: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/2000 sec.

Blooming onion: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/2000 sec.

Blackberries: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/1000 sec.

Blackberries: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/1000 sec.

Blackberries: f/2.8; ISO 400; 1/1250 sec.

Blackberries: f/2.8; ISO 400; 1/1250 sec.

Raspberries: f/2.8; ISO 100; 1/640 sec.

Raspberries: f/2.8; ISO 100; 1/640 sec.

Native bee in the raspberry patch: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/540 sec.

Native bee in the raspberry patch: f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/540 sec.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Great idea to really get the feel of the differing effects of a wide rage of aperture settings. 
Setting up your own experimental constructs will make the lessons learned much more personally relevant, I'd say...

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Andi Saw 2 years, 5 months ago
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Heidi Egerman Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Andi. I think it will be a bit tedious, but I expect to learn quite a lot. I find myself more snap happy than deliberate when shooting photos. Thanks for the encouragement.

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