Four photographs with the same composition, altering the focal length and the aperture as follows:
- Widest focal length, widest aperture (~ f/3.5)
- Widest focal length, aperture between f/11-f/22
- Longest focal length, widest aperture (~ f/4.5-5.6)
- Longest focal length, aperture between f/11-f/22
In the wide angle images, you need to have a primary subject within four feet of the camera. (Generally speaking, in a horizontal image, your primary subject would be shown from their waist to just above their head.) If you don’t, you may not see the full effect of lens expansion and compression. Remember that you need to physically move yourself between the first two and the second two so the primary subject stays the same size in all four images.
Captions count, don’t forget to collect that information while you are making the images.
Due on eLC as a compressed (zipped) file by 12 noon on Friday, September 29. Full resolution (no need to run through the resizing routine), full captions and the captions will be identical on all four.
If you’re still struggling with the effects of aperture and shutter speed, take a look at this Canon simulator – you can play with ISO, aperture and shutter speed to see the effects.
I have another podcast I’d like you to listen to, this one from Rob Rosenthal’s HowSound series. Rosenthal works for Transom, an organization dedicated to making better radio stories. He travels around the country doing week-long workshops that are insanely good – we’ve hosted them twice and, hopefully, will again next summer.
He is brilliant and comical and self-deprecating and insightful … I’m a fanboy, I’ll admit it.
He reached out to ask podcaster Ashley Ahern an uncomfortable question – about her appearance. Go listen.
And if you’re interested in audio storytelling, from public radio to podcasting, Transom.org is the place to start. The tutorials, the gear reviews and Rosenthal’s HowSound podcast are musts as you move forward.
Questions? Send them along, as always.