Sunday, June 6, 2010


It's another rainy day here in Dunedin, so it was housebound photography today. After reading some photography blogs I thought I would play around with aperture priority. This I learned, controls the depth of field, or how much of your image is in focus. I started off taking photos of my tomatoes.

I then watched a video on how to make the background dark by using a very small aperture and lighting your subjects. This was hard to do in aperture priority because the camera wanted to set a long shutter speed to make up for the lack of light. So I had to move to manual and choose a shorter shutter speed until I got the effect I was looking for. This is only playing around with a lamp to the side and I bounced the light off a piece of white card. But it was fun :)


  1. It sounds like a good day to get creative. Rain all round. I can't wait to get a DSLR camera. This really shows up the red of the tomatoes contrasting the dark background.

  2. Well done- the second photo is an improvement on the first.

  3. The second photo looks great! Nice work!