This Saturday, I am teaching another class at Living & Learning Nillumbik in Eltham and the class is about learning to use your DSLR. As part of the class I need some photos that show depth of field, so this afternoon I set up a still life setting to help show it, and while it was up I took a photo for here as well.
I don’t really know about it. I’m not totally sure it works. The idea was for a breakfast setting, or such, set for one. They are waiting for their toast. I wish I did more images like this. I love setting them up and trying to work out what to do. Notice the cup and saucer, and the plate, they were from my great grandmother. I love those trio things.
This image was taken with an aperture of f8, the depth of field isn’t too bad. It is also a HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro. I used my 80-200mm lens to photograph it. I think for depth of field images it works best using a lens like that.
I think the image is okay technically, but it isn’t pretty, which is alright. It is a funny thing, can still life be basic? It is a very basic setting. Nothing is really pretty in the image, or no fantastic, fancy china ware.
While I had the set up, I took some of the stuff off and thought I would photograph our cat. Seriously, how hard could it be? Well, it was really hard. He just wouldn’t co-operate. I have some photos to show you and will finish the post with a gallery to Tiddles.
Marsha, if you are reading this, see the blanket he is on, my mum made it especially for him.