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Digital Photo Assignments by Steve Anchell

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Assignment 7Depth of Field #2

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”

—Dorothea Lange

Purpose: To Reinforce the DOF Lessons in Assignment 6.

Part 1

  • Use the longest focal length you have up to and including 200mm—but no longer.
  • Use a tripod if you have one. Be certain your shutter speed does not drop below 1/60 second—even with a tripod. If it does, increase your ISO by one or two stops (ISO 200 to 400 or 800).
  • Set the exposure mode on Aperture Priority (A), or Aperture value (Av) for Canon.

You will need a partner for this part of the assignment.

Have your partner stand about six feet in front of a tree or other vertical object that is taller than they are. You should stand three to five feet in front of them. Compose ...

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