Amelia – Workshop Task 5

This week was the first week I was able to get my hands on a camera, so it was really beneficial in finally being able to put what we had been taught into practice. I found that throughout the previous workshops Karl and Ruth were delivering, it was hard to fully engage and understand the crucial technical aspects without being able to physically do it at the same time, so this session was instrumental in developing my understanding.

Previously, I’d been using Proshot on my phone to take pictures. Although the iPhone quality is really great, and Proshot allows you to alter/manipulate the camera settings, I still just wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I also wasn’t fully understanding the settings – I had focus confused with aperture which can be seen on my ‘Workshop Task 4’ post.

The photos above are a selection of photos taken with a high shutterspeed. As demonstrated, a high shutterspeed essentially freezes an action into one photo – perfect for capturing action shots.

These photos were examples of my exploration with aperture. They all have a lower F-stop which gives the photo a shallow depth of field. This is achieved by the diameter of the lens decreasing to avoid lots of light reaching the image sensor, so the camera will focus on clearly on one thing. I like the effect this has and will definitely apply it to my final project. rogre