Aperture Priority – Teddy Bear
Usually you will notice that Serge will normally take photos of events and rarely will play around with other modes besides P. So today or rather tonight he went and played with Aperture Priority (AV) and see what kind Depth of Field he can achieve by moving the focus point.
Results were spectacular and this is one step closer to Serge learning and fully understanding the mechanics of AV Mode.
The image above was taken with the following exif data and the focus point was at the ear:
The focus point was the Paul Frank logo and you’ll immediately notice that the foreground is now blur.
Here, Serge focused on the ruler. The teddy bear in the foreground is now blurred out.
By focusing on the logo of the teddy bear, we notice the background containing Paul Frank and the ruler becomes blur.
A note to Serge will be that Aperture size = How much light comes into the iris of the camera.
f/*.* (F-stop), refers to the size of the iris. Although we might think that the higher the f-stop will mean a bigger iris, this is not true at all. High numbers leads to smaller iris opening and lower numbers leads to bigger iris openings.