It’s time to open wide – your aperture that is – for this week’s photography challenge.
It’s that simple. Grab a lens with a big aperture like a 50mm f/1.8 or a zoom that has f/2.8, and choose the widest setting you’ve got available. Choose your subject and focus carefully to put emphasis and attention precisely where you want it.
If you need some tips for composing your narrow depth of field image, here are some ideas:
- Benefits of Using a Large Aperture and Tips for Shooting Wide Open
- Fast Glass: Tips for Working With Wide Aperture Lenses
- How to Make Fake Shallow Depth of Field Using Photoshop
- How to Use a Neutral Density Filter to Control Depth of Field
- Seeing in Depth of Field: A Simple Understanding of Aperture
- Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend
- 3 Elements of Getting Shallow Depth of Field Images
Weekly Photography Challenge – Open Wide
Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.
Share in the dPS Facebook Group
You can also share your images in the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.