Today’s photography lesson was all about aperture and light. While it was quite simple for me to capture a shallow depth of field (as seen above), I had some trouble finding the perfect scene to photograph for my deep depth of field image.
After many attempts, I found the right scene. Taking the photos was easy, as I was in Aperture mode and did not have to alter ISO or shutter speed – but my camera had something else in mind.
When I uploaded the images onto my computer, I noticed something strange… They were all noisy!
“Noise is a grainy veil in a photograph, obscuring details and making the picture appear significantly worse.”
While I was slightly unhappy with the photographs, my teacher suggested it could be a creative touch.
As one of my friends says, “It adds character.”
I decided to accept the photograph as it was and view it as a learning opportunity.
Following that lesson, I decided to take a photograph in a room with more lighting. I prefer my new deep depth of field image over the previous one.
“What Is Noise in Photography?” Photography Life. Accessed March 3, 2020. https://photographylife.com/what-is-noise-in-photography#what-is-noise.