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Mini#13 Large Aperture
Created by wangi
Hosted by LaRee
     

Another nice technical mini challenge - "large aperture", or "shallow depth of field". Aperture describes the size of the lens opening, and this determines the amount of light which hits the camera's sensor.

An "F number" is used to describe the aperture; the bigger this number the smaller the aperture (lens opening) is... lower numbers are large apertures... Nice and confusing terminology!

Large apertures (remember that's smaller F numbers) cause the camera to capture less depth of field - this reduces the area which is in sharp focus. This technique can be used to direct the viewers attention to the focal point by blurring out confusing background distractions.

So, for this challenge get your camera into "A" mode and dial in a low A number... Show us what this makes possible - portraits, wildlife, ... Anything really!

Checkout the links below for more information, and remember if you need clarification you can ask at the Panachallenge forums:


Challenge ended on 4 Jun 2007.

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  • 47 entries
  • 70 members voted.
  • 196 comments by 37 members



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    © mbbin2

        Proud with a Dirty Beak
      277 points, 42 votes
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    #7
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    182 points, 32 votes
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    #8
      Natural beauty
    © trevorc
    156 points, 25 votes
    Panasonic DMC-FZ50
     
    #9
      Monetesque
    © phil17
    132 points, 28 votes
    Panasonic DMC-FZ50
     
    #10
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    © thevink
    122 points, 19 votes
    Panasonic DMC-FZ20
     
       

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  • 49 entries
  • 62 members voted.
  • 205 comments by 33 members



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    © kletkeman

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    #2
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    219 points, 33 votes
    Panasonic DMC-FZ50
     
    #3
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    © goodjohn
    194 points, 29 votes
    Olympus C5050Z
     
    #4
      Afternoon delight
    © Gerryd04
    146 points, 28 votes
    Nikon D50
     
    #5
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    © LaRee
    118 points, 19 votes
    Pentax K10D
     
    #6
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    117 points, 22 votes
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    #7
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    108 points, 20 votes
    Canon EOS 300D/Digital Rebel
     
    #8
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    © aprilesole
    92 points, 15 votes
    Fuji FinePix S9000
     
    #9
      Surround Sound
    © SteveBee
    90 points, 15 votes
    Panasonic DMC-FZ50
     
    #10
      No Respect!
    © DixieChick
    88 points, 15 votes
    Panasonic DMC-FZ30
     

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