|Take note of the blurry background in this image of a moving vehicle. This effect is achieved by using a slow shutter speed and panning my camera with movement of the vehicle. (PHO245/Jen Hannum)|
The shallow background was achieved by opening my aperture to f/2.8,
which makes the flower the focal point. (PHO245/Jen Hannum)
Did you know that a fixed lens isn’t defined by whether the lens zooms in or out? It is actually a lens that stays at its minimum aperture (preferably 2.8 or wider) no matter the focal length.
Dividing an image in thirds horizontally and vertically and putting center
of interest at an intersecting point is Rule of Thirds. (PHO245/Jen Hannum)
Camera operation is really all about knowing my camera and how to achieve the look I desire in my images not letting the camera decide for me.