Friday, January 16, 2009

Centerpiece

I was really enjoying my 50mm prime lens. Since I bought it, I've never really taken many photos with it that I liked. This is a lens I really needed to learn how to use.


It's narrow depth of field is something I'm just not really used to. Photography is an art that we need to learn by doing or even reading.

The most recent issue of Popular Photography, there is an article about getting the most out of your 50mm lens. Dang good read. It made me think about what a narrow depth of field means.

This shot is of the centerpiece of our table. Sure, I was bored, but I found it a good exercise in thinking about what an out of focus back ground can mean. I used this and the light on the table to provide me a most subtle background.

7 comments:

fxmixer said...

Cool shot. Mastering depth of field is certainly something that will take your photography to the next level.

nellie said...

I also read that article. It was a good one and makes me want to get my 50 out and learn. I had kind of given up on it because I was not happy with photos I was taking with it.

Ahhhh, new inspirations for the new year.

Greg said...

I also read that article. It was a good one and makes me want to get my 50 out and learn. I had kind of given up on it because I was not happy with photos I was taking with it.

Ahhhh, new inspirations for the new year.

Boybarian Dad said...

I found you through fxmixer, what great stuff.

B Dad

OhCaptain said...

B Dad - thank you very much. Make yourself at home. :)

Snapshutter said...

What lens? Try some bokeh shots. Check this taken with my 50mm Canon, f1.8, not bad for a $75 lens. http://photoblog.twincityphotos.com/2008/05/bokeh/

OhCaptain said...

Snapshutter - that's the lens I'm using. Thanks for stopping by!