Aimee at It's Overflowing is doing an online photography course every Friday 'cause she's like awesome and stuff.
This weeks assignment was to use aperture priority only.
Everything else on auto.
Start at the lowest aperture the lens will allow, then take the same pic at every f-stop till we get to the highest aperture our lens will go.
For my Rebel T3i kit lens that was 3.5 to 22.
I won't post every ding dang stop, even though I'm sure you would all be like crazy wild to see this ball of hemp twine over and over.
I mean, what's not to like?
As it is, I did it collage-like:
Here's where the rubber meets the road....a comparison of f/3.5 (lowest) to f/22 (highest)
See how the the tail is out of focus in the first, but clear in the second (even though the whole pic is blurry cause after all those f/stops my arm was tired, ok?)
That's what bumping aperture will do for ya.
And this is Bogart, the big black dog, who is so very patient with me whilst I wield this goofy looking black thing in his face all the time.
It doesn't even smell like beef.
Thanks again to Aimee!
Next week we play with shutter speed.
You'll watch in amazement while my boys swing punches at each other while I turn the magic dial.
A quick shutter speed might just be the parenting tool I've longed for, as I've heard with practice you can actually 'stop action'.
Wonders never cease.