Good morning, friends! Another installment of Theme Thursday photos, comin’ atcha. This week we played with our aperture settings a little. Aperture happens to be my favorite photography trick because I think it can take a blah portrait (especially a close up) and turn it into something much more dramatic. Of course, as I learned yesterday, if your camera is on autofocus, as mine almost always is, sometimes an aperture that’s too high (low number, it’s confusing) makes the whole photo blurry.
Side note: how do you make sure your photos are in focus when you’re outside in the bright sun? It is SO FRUSTRATING to get home and look at a hundred or more photos and find that they’re mostly out of focus but you couldn’t see it on the screen.
Anyway! Yesterday we went on a field trip to the USS Iowa battleship. It was super fun for everyone except Rosalie, and therefore, me. I did try and do my TT homework, though. You know where it’s difficult to take good photos? The inside cabins of a battleship! It makes everyone looks super dark or washed out. First world problems, yes, I know.
Here’s what I got for you.
You can’t see very much difference in those two photos above, except in the ship in the background. I think aperture makes a bigger difference when the image has a narrower angle. What do you think?
Sometimes you have to borrow another blogger’s kid for pictures because your own toddler is entirely uncooperative.
Next week: We begin the month of Editing practice! I love taking blah pictures and making them a tad more dramatic by cropping out unwanted elements. Kind of like taking this:
And making it this:
Not that the boys are unwanted! Of course! But squinty eyes and awkward smiles, and well, you know.
If you don’t have Photoshop, you can use PicMonkey, which I actually prefer unless I need my images to be high resolution. It’s so easy to use!