Wednesday, 28 September 2011


The set of photos below looks at aperture and how it can change the appearance of a photo.

In a hurry
ISO 800 18mm 0EV F/22 4.0

I chose a small aperture for 'In a hurry' to create a longer exposure to capture the traffic's headlights to create a ghost image.

Child's play
 ISO 200 18mm -0.7EV F/3.5 1/80
A larger aperture of f stop 3.5 meaning a larger gap for the light to pass through was used for 'Child's play'. I used this setting to pick up the detail and texture on the brick wall.

Indian Summer 1
 ISO 640 18mm -0.7EV F/22 1/25
Indian Summer 2
ISO 200 18mm -0.7EV F/3.5 1/400

The two pictures above show the difference in aperture settings on the same scene. With a smaller aperture more details of the landscape such as the college library are clear and well lit. However, the second photo has produced richer colours but in this has created darker shadows. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lucy, some lovely shots here, I particularly like the colour in the shots of the buildings. I see you are also manipulating the ISO, this is a great solution to shooting in low light.