I'll likely come back and post pics from the first lesson, but today I'm going to share pics I took for lesson 2 while everything is still fresh in my mind! That way, I can refer back to this post if necessary. One of the main points of this lesson is learning about aperture and how to get a blurry background. I bribed Mallory with a sucker and was able to get a few pics out of her this evening :)
All these are taken in AV mode - I let the camera set the shutter speed and ISO, all I did was fiddle with the aperture.
Adding some space between my focal point and the
background gave me some blur
Here I upped the aperture to f/14 - gives a wider depth of field
my favorite pic - I love this outfit!
I came back inside after taking pics of Mallory and reread my notes.
I realized that zooming in as far as my lens would allow would give me
more blur. I also made sure I was close to my subject, and that there
was distance between the subject and the background.
This pic was taken with the same aperture as the one above - f/5.6.
The differences are that I'm farther away from my focal point, and I
didn't zoom in with my lens as closely.