Photo 101 Homework: Week 1

Here are the photos that I submitted for this week's homework. We weren't supposed to crop or alter the photos with software so the exposure that is a little off in some of them. (Please be forgiving!)


This is a sample of camera panning, where a moving object is in focus but the background is blurred. (Many thanks to my cooperative nephew who was willing to repeatedly run from one side of my yard to the other!)

These next three are samples of images composed according to the rule of thirds. Basically it means that pictures are more pleasing when you divide them into thirds and place focal points at the dividing lines.

These two pictures are examples of deep and shallow depths of field. The egg in the foreground is in focus in the first but blurred in the second. It's pretty hard to tell a difference at this small size, though. (The difference in depth of field would have been more noticiable if I had placed the egg directly in front of the bowl instead of off to the side.)

This is another example of shallow depth of field. The skull is in focus while the rest of the skeleton is not.

These two pictures are examples of choosing different shutter speeds for different effects. The first pictures has a very fast shutter speed (I think it was 1/2000 of a second) to stop the motion of the water while the second has a slower shutter speed (1/50) of a second to blur the motion of the water.

This is an example of juxtaposition. We were supposed to created an interesting composition by juxtaposing two objects (I used salt and pepper) and using negative space.

This other picture of my nephew was one of my favorite photos I shot for my homework but it was underexposed and so I didn't submit it for class. But I just cleaned it up using software and I like how it turned out. It reminds me how much fun it was as a kid to run wild outdoors all summer long.