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fadedtulipDay One

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  1. This is incredible! I don’t know anything about photography, but I love how only the tip of this tulip is in focus. How did you do that, if you don’t mind me asking?

    May 4, 2016 at 12:21 am

    • Hi Josh,
      Thanks so much for the compliment, I’m so pleased you liked my image. The way to achieve a very specific point of focus is by creating a shallow depth of field. That happens when you shoot photos with a larger aperture, which means a lower f stop number. The smaller the f stop number, the bigger the opening is in the iris of the lens, so it lets in more light quicker (causing a shorter shutter speed), thus making the areas outside the point of focus blurry. This photo was shot at an aperture of f/4.5 and a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second. Had I shot it at an f/16, (a very small iris hole in the lens) I would have needed a much longer shutter speed and everything would have been in focus, or a greater depth of field.
      Does that make sense? Or too technical? Hopefully it answered the question. If you, or anyone reading this, ever needs photo help feel free to email me at the address on my home page (just put Photo help in the subject line).
      ~J

      May 4, 2016 at 1:28 am

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