In Week 4, we focused on Aperture. The way I remember how aperture works is by comparing it to a human eye. Our pupil grows in size to allow more light in when we’re in dark environments. Opposingly, our pupil shrinks when we’re in light spaces. The aperture of a camera is exactly the same and a large aperture allows more light in while a small aperture allows less light in.
Creatively, the aperture allows us to shoot with either a shallow focus or a wide depth of field. Photos with a shallow depth of field allow us to see an entire image; the foreground, the subject, the background, etc. It allows more of the image to be in focus. Whereas, a narrow depth of field focuses in on a particular subject. This can be handy for photos with noisy backgrounds where we need to focus more closely on our subjects; portraits and close ups are a good example.
I love how aperture can change a photograph and I definitely want to experiment further with this in our next assessment.
Long Surface + Object