This week's Beyond lesson is all about the fabulous f~stop. This magical feature allows for some real creativity behind the lens....it allows you to capture those dreamy images. The lower the number of your f~stop...the more blur to your image. The higher the number of your f~stop...the more sharpness to your image. In the manual mode you can choose your focal point, choose your f~stop, adjust your exposure and click! I used f~5.6 in the photo above.
The dreamier the better? Not always....
Sometimes the lowest f~stops give too much of a blur that make the colours go mushy and you might have a difficult time focusing because the focal plane is sooo narrow....everything seems just alittle too much out of focus. Here is the same shot using f~2.5
As you increase your f~stop, your opening gets smaller...thus allowing less light into your camera. To compensate for this you really need to adjust your exposure...i usually shoot above the 0 compensation mark to get that "light look". I also went into light room and adjusted the white balance and adjusted my whites...Love that lightroom!!
I hope your week brings you all kind of dreamy magic both in front and behind your lens!
Until next time...