2009 Challenge, Day 24: SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD

"Kiwi Close-up", by EricMagnuson

Today’s theme for the 2009 Challenge is SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD.

With this one you’re going to need to know how to use your aperture controls. Understanding aperture is also quite a bit important. If this is new, don’t be scared off! Head over to the Digital Photography School, for a wonderful post about aperture.

Now that you’re up to speed, get out there and shoot me some shallow depth of field! Focus on the lower aperture numbers, as low as your camera can go. Again, try to get this in camera, instead of creating it in Photoshop.

"Running ahead of oneself", by orangeacid

Once you’re ready to submit your work to Flickr, you’ve got to do two important things. First, make sure you tag your photos correctly; “2009challenge″. Also, if you haven’t already, join the PhotoChallenge group on Flickr. Then, submit each day’s photo to the group’s pool.

"New Toys", by Graham Binns

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.

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