Saturday, January 14, 2012

Photography Practice

I'm Baaack! I stopped working on my blog last summer. I lost my job and was worried about being unemployed. I'm glad to report that I found a job and have been working full-time since September and so far I am enjoying my work.

Now for the subject of today's post: My sweet daughter bought me a Nikon D3100 SLR camera for Christmas! Lucky me. I am working on my photography skills lack of photography skills and found my new teacher, Aimee, from It's Overflowing. She has started a photography learning series. She breaks it down so that the info is easily understood.

It's Overflowing

This is week two and we learned about aperture and how it affects depth of field and shutter speed. Our assignment was to take a sequence of pictures that show the effects of increasing the aperture (increasing the f-stop/decreases the light) WOW...I think I understand my assignment and the results! It's my pleasure to post my assignment. Thank you Aimee and Stud.

This collage shows the f/3.5 and the f/14 side by side. Notice that more of the pic is focused with the aperture decreased (f stop increased).

Ok...I will play around with aperture this week. I can't wait for my next assignment!

Edit: I think it will be easier for me to refer to aperture as wide and narrow with wide referring to lower f# (more light) and narrow referring to higher f# (less light), so I do not confuse increasing/decreasing/higher/lower aperture and increasing/decreasing f#.

Edit #2: Upon further study, Increasing aperture=lowering F# (allowing more light), Decreasing Aperture=raising F# (allowing less light).


  1. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Blog. You did a Incredible job with your camera.. Aimee is a great teacher so sweet of her to take her time with us all. My Hubby purchased me a Nikon Coolpix L120 for Christmas. I do my Tablescape with it, love the sharp color's. Im your newest follower on your blog now.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. I hope you come see me.
    XXOO Diane

  2. Great job! Nicely illustrated, thank you for showing us this work. I am going to get started.


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