Week 4, 17.02.2017
What I learned:
- Wide-angle lens:
- Focal length = 21 to 35mm
- Captures every detail regardless of distance.
- Usually used for landscape photography.
- Standard lens:
- Focal length = 35 to 50mm
- Similar angle of view as the human eye.
- Close-up portraits to landscape.
- Telephoto lens:
- Focal length = 135 to 300mm and above
- Selects specific subjects at quite a distance.
- Ridiculously expensive.
- Usually for wildlife, sports and documentary.
- Prime lens:
- Focal length = fixed
- Cannot zoom and has superb optical quality.
We were required to take 5 portraits consisting of a frontal view, side view and a 45° angle view. The photos below were taken with a standard lens.
I like how the camera captured the depth of field between Vivian and the background as it ensures a clearer visual on her.
Her black outfit creates a contrast against the white background and in terms of composition, the subject is off centre.
The background in this image is at a higher exposure as it was under an automatic setting.
I decided to experiment with the composition of the subject in between 2 buildings. This photo is approximately symmetrical.
I have played with the rule of threes as the subject is positioned on 1/3 of the picture.