ASSIGNMENT: Depth of Field

Due, on the server, by 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. (you will have time in class on Wednesday), four photographs with the same composition, altering the focal length and the aperture as follows:

1. 28 mm, f/2.8
2. 28 mm, smallest aperture possible*
3. 75 mm, f/2.8
4. 75 mm, smallest aperture possible*

* Maximum of f/8

You must move yourself between the 28 mm and 75 mm frames to achieve the same composition. Look for a setting in which you have a clear, well defined foreground subject that is 4-8 feet away from you at 28 mm and a secondary point of interest that is at least 15 feet further back so you can see the effects of lens compression and expansion.

Compositionally, your main subject should be shown from their waste to the top of their head, approximately.

Remember that you need full captions for this – get the subject’s name, age, hometown and major or job title. Also remember that as you move from f/2.8 to f/8.0 or beyond you must alter your shutter speed, too.


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