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Monday, February 21, 2011

Lesson 3, Assignment 1: Camera Optics... Focal Length

Another assignment for the Free Online Photography course, this time I am backtracking a little, and doing an assignment I skipped.  I am doing assignment 1 of lesson three.  The assignment was to, "Take a photograph using your widest angle lens possible and another using your longest lens possible. Compose them both so they are as interesting as possible."   I only have one lens so far, but its a zoom so I took the photos with the lens's widest angle possible, and then with the longest.

The assignment also said to put the camera on a tripod or other sturdy object, but I forgot that part, so I guess in this case my hands were the "other sturdy object".  I knelt in exactly the same spot for both photos.

So here are two photos of the same object, taken at 55 mm, f/8, shutter 1/125, ISO 200, Manual Mode, Auto focus.  I think this one makes a pretty good abstract.

And here is one taken at 18 mm, f/8, 1/160, ISO 200.

In case anyone is wondering what on earth my picture is of, it is a VERY OLD milk/cream separator.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Thanks for following me to my newer blog! Love the rust on the milk separator...what cool texture!

    The book that I'm getting project ideas from is called 150 Projects to Strengthen your Photography Skills by John Easterby. The picture of the swings, was really just something that I saw during a walk through a park and it caught my eye. :-)