Towel by granagringa


I was reading the blog of someone who had taken a photo workshop with Bryan Peterson, the author of the photo book I am reading. The blogger said the first 3 assignments were wide angle shots: lines, textures, and from above. I've already played a bit with lines and happened to have shot one from above, so here's a wide angle with textures. I tried to emphasize the wide angle aspect .by composition and with usind a shallow DoF., focusing on the middle towel in this shot.
There is also a shallow DoF challenge going: on
Hi again - just a quick question - is this the same type of lens that the real estate guys use to take their photos - makes rooms look bigger? Love this texture photo.
April 8th, 2017  
@robz Hi, Oh, I'm glad you liked this one...the lens I'm using is the one that came with the camera is 18-50mm and I am just keeping at the 18-25ish range for thie exercise...And, from what I know, real estate agents do ues wide angles to make rooms look bigger...but so many now just use smart phones.
April 9th, 2017  
Wonderful textures
April 9th, 2017  
@granagringa Thanks for the info. I have a Canon also, but just a small one that doesn't allow for lens changes. Ok though - still learning how to use what it does do.
April 9th, 2017  
I have a lot to learn about the different types of lenses, so I am finding your assignments to be interesting.
April 9th, 2017  
loving the textures and composition but... what really takes my eye is the Dof..
Most folk, and books, would say that when using a wide angle lens it is almost impossible to produce bokeh, even when wide open - because of the inherent DoF of a wide angle lens.
They, obviously, have not done what you did for this image.. it is a technique which i use too, to limit DoF. the angle of lens to object needs to be somewhere around 45 deg or less. great work..
love the hues/tones too..
April 10th, 2017  
@robz You do very impressive stuff with that Canon that you have! Definitely a case of photographer not camera that makes the shot.
April 11th, 2017  
@lynne5477 @marcy0414 thanks for the comments, always...
April 11th, 2017  
@jorlam Thank you as always for your thought-out are much more technically aware than I am, so I learn from these And really appreciate that you can see what I am trying to do even if not achieving "wow' factors....what I wanted in this was to have the focus be in middle ground as so many shallow DoF shots focus on the foreground.
April 11th, 2017  
@granagringa What a lovely thing to say! Thank you very much.
April 11th, 2017  
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