Using large aperture lens to create atmosphere
- Dec 11, 2019
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In addition to shooting portraits, we can use the large circle of light to create dreamlike scenes, but in fact, there are many good landscapes and small pieces of photography, all of which use the characteristics of the large circle of light to set off the beauty of the picture with the scenes, highlight the shooting theme, and shoot the delicate atmosphere between the scenery and small objects. Next, we will explain the scattered scenes formed by different focal segments of the large diaphragm lens, and how the composition can make the main body and the back scattered scenes complement each other, or learn to use different depth of field to express the taste of the sketch at night.
The landscape charm of the great circle of vision
As far as landscape shooting is concerned, the vast majority of players are accustomed to using wide-angle, super wide-angle, and narrow aperture in exchange for a more profound depth of field to shoot the magnificent scenery of mountains and seas with beautiful scenery, because as long as the composition is appropriate, it can easily show the broad sense of the beauty in front of them. Secondly, in the theme of landscape photography, the use of wide-angle lens composition is easy to play The camera angle is not easily disturbed by the scattered view of large aperture. But then again, who says landscapes can only be shot with small apertures and wide-angle lenses? In fact, as long as the careful observation of the environment, coupled with appropriate composition and depth of field arrangements, the use of a large aperture telescope lens can also take fascinating landscape works.
▲ in the early morning, the mountain haze similar to ink painting is easy to appear on the mountain due to the moisture. Players can seize the opportunity to shoot with a large aperture telescope lens.
As the saying goes, "photography is an art of subtraction.". Compared with the wide-angle lens, the viewing angle of the telescope lens is usually narrow, and there is not much scope to shoot the scenery in front of the camera. Therefore, when using the large aperture telescope lens to shoot the scenery, it is not only a test of the photographer's observation of the depth of field Preview, but also a key to master the composition ability of the simplified environment. Therefore, how to find the visual focus from the picture and extend it The use of scattered scenery, or the sequence of scenery, is an important topic of shooting scenery with the telescope lens. When shooting, the author suggests that players should first look at the expression of the image in the composition from a small aperture, and try to find out the order in the picture, whether it is the arrangement of the foreground and background, or other elements that can be used as the performance of the scattered scene. Then, by changing the way of focus and shooting distance, they can construct a superb work with shallow depth of field.
▲ the depth of field can be compressed through the telescope lens, which can make the scenery produce a sense of tranquility, just like a painting in front of you and me.
For the construction of composition aesthetics, we can enjoy more excellent photography works, and then think more about or discuss with friends about the composition works of good quality. In addition, the most important thing is to take more pictures by hand, or even limit ourselves to take pictures with a long-range lens for a period of time, until the satisfactory works accumulate to a certain number, and only through this way can we constantly Only after appreciating, observing, shooting and reviewing can we make more progress in the skill of shooting scenery with the long-range lens and break through the previously impossible targets.
▲ when shooting, the lines appearing in the field of vision should be sorted out by composition to avoid too many disorderly interference into the picture and damage the level of aesthetic feeling.
▲ through the way of compressing the background, the distant characters are transformed into depth of field to present in the picture, which is also a way of using the image to tell the story.
▲ sometimes, the scenery doesn't have to be completely clear to be a good work. The feeling of having Forest Avenue like this is actually quite comfortable, isn't it? Canon EOS 5D Mark II+ EF 135mm F2L。 Aperture f2.0, shutter 1 / 1250 second, ISO 100, AV aperture prerequisite, raw to JPEG.
Using depth of field to take good sketch photography
There are so many beautiful things in life, hiding in a small corner, as long as we know how to appreciate, a flower, a puppet, a cup of coffee... Can also become a meaningful image. When shooting this type of image, because the overall environment is not that we can design and move at will, and after moving, we may lose the meaning of the original image, such as the grass growing in the corner of the wall, facing the sunset, blooming the sacred halo, interesting and beautiful scenery can be seen around life, but the background has unsightly sundries also often appear at the same time.
▲ for sketch photography, depth of field control and landscape application are all parts that players need to think about.
At this time, if a large diaphragm lens is used and the shooting distance is appropriate, the background can be easily blurred to make the theme more prominent. Of course, it does not mean that the aperture must be the largest, which is the best effect. On the contrary, we suggest that players can try to record several images with a 1 ∼ 2-level aperture reduced at the same time when shooting, so that most of the small things as the theme can be in the depth of field, otherwise, too shallow depth of field will cause the image to be blurred.
Use the depth of field to blur the background lighting into a pink glow.
What is the best depth of field? This depends on everyone's definition and idea of the image. Generally speaking, when the subject itself is detailed with texture, and it is the key point we want to express, we need to reduce the aperture as much as possible, but also remove the background interference. While the image presentation is based on the atmosphere as the main demand, it can boldly open the aperture and emphasize the sense of space created by the depth of field.
▲ the commodity is extended with shallow depth of field and sequence, which can highlight the theme and make the viewers have more illusion than the reality.
Another interesting way to deal with it is that the background is also a part of the main body that we want to set off, but we don't want to be too clear, just a blurred image. For example, in the flower garden of Riverside Park, there is a wall beam crossing the river on the back. At this time, our theme is flowers rather than bridges, but we hope to use the fuzzy image to metaphor the shooting location. At this time, we should try to use different apertures to record, or use the depth of field preview function before shooting, to grasp the scene we want.
▲ wide angle and large aperture lens can record a large amount of space and moderate depth of field in a narrow store space, and make the space of the picture look more three-dimensional and broad.
▲ if the appeal is based on the atmosphere situation, players can boldly open the full aperture and emphasize the space feeling with depth of field.
▲ the small flowers under the sunset can be expressed in depth of field, which can make people feel the strong and brilliant life. (photograph: Johns)