ASSIGNMENT 1: Creative use of Shutter and Aperture

1- Shoot a sport

I really didn't know what to do for sports so I decided to head over to my dad's gym and take photos people working out. I like this shot because the action is really focused, but if I were to shoot it again I would have used a smaller aperture so that the ball would be slightly more in focus.

I really didn't know what to do for sports so I decided to head over to my dad's gym and take photos people working out. I like this shot because the action is really focused, but if I were to shoot it again I would have used a smaller aperture so that the ball would be slightly more in focus.

2- Pan a moving object

I think this photo looks pretty cool, and I think it is an effective use of panning. I did however have a lot of difficulty with this, and it took me many, MANY tries to be able to get just one successful photo.

I think this photo looks pretty cool, and I think it is an effective use of panning. I did however have a lot of difficulty with this, and it took me many, MANY tries to be able to get just one successful photo.

3- Shoot a night scene

I opened and closed my hand in front of the camera in order to give a ghosting effect. My initial idea was to get a car passing on my street, but I live in a very boring residential area, so that didn't happen because no cars passed while I was outside. 

I opened and closed my hand in front of the camera in order to give a ghosting effect. My initial idea was to get a car passing on my street, but I live in a very boring residential area, so that didn't happen because no cars passed while I was outside. 

4- Shoot a portrait with shallow DOF

I really like this portrait because it has a moody and eclectic look. I like the subtleness of the bokeh because it adds a dreamy effect to the already surrealist-looking image.

I really like this portrait because it has a moody and eclectic look. I like the subtleness of the bokeh because it adds a dreamy effect to the already surrealist-looking image.

5- Shoot a landscape with a deep DOF

I took this image at La Malbaie this past weekend. I really like this image, it definitely makes the river look large and beautiful. I would have liked to get some of the shoreline as well, however it was barely visible from the lookout point I was at.

I took this image at La Malbaie this past weekend. I really like this image, it definitely makes the river look large and beautiful. I would have liked to get some of the shoreline as well, however it was barely visible from the lookout point I was at.