This week's theme: From a point & shoot
For the coming week, I want to illustrate that you don't need to spend £1000s on an expensive DSLR, and what's possible to achieve with a point & shoot camera.
Tip for today: Vanishing fences! On my last trip to the London zoo, I was a bit dismayed to find that they still don't have an "open" concept. Many of the animals, like this vulture, were kept behind bars. That really spoils it for the photos, since you the bars of the fence will appear in shot.
Or maybe not! This vulture was behind a fence, but it doesn't appear in this shot at all! How did I do it? Well, here's what you can do to make the fence vanish:
1. go as close to the fence as possible. If it's really close (just a few cm away), and you focus on a vulture that's a few meters away, the fence will be "out of focus". In fact, it's so "out of focus" in this shot that you don't see it at all
2. use a large aperture. In this shot, I used f/2.8, the largest setting on my camera. The larger an aperture you use, the more "out of focus" the fence can be, making it as unnoticable as possible.
3. use more zoom. This shot was taken at 12x (maximum) zoom. Objects that your camera are not focused on become more "blur" as you use more zoom. Notice the background in this shot? It's completely blurred out. The same happened to the fence that's just in front of my camera.
So there you have it! Vanishing fences!
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