Thursday, November 18, 2010
Depth of Field
It didn't take much thought to realize that I like to zero in on the small details. Like the photo above. I'm taking an online class with Barb Phillips on how to do more than just point and shoot with my digital camera. It's called Photo Basics Online Photography Course (click on it for more information). I'm finally learning what all those settings on my camera mean, and what things like "aperature", "ISO" and "shutter speed" are all about. And I got to play with depth of field, like in the picture above.
I wonder if our creative DNA has anything to do with how we generally respond to life. My husband likes to look at the big picture -- "Let's make a master plan, create a budget and plan accordingly." I tend to focus on one part of the picture -- "Oh, look -- a sale on carpeting. Let's redo the bedroom!" Well, maybe I'm not that bad, but it's something to notice.
How about you? Are you a "big picture" person, or do you like to hone in on the details?