This weekend, my mother came to visit me, and I had the opportunity to use her as my model for this assignment. I had a lot of trouble trying to show depth of field on my point-and-shoot, so this was the best I ended up with, after what were hundreds of photos.
Now this photo isn’t completely sharp, because I was trying to get SOMETHING out of focus and something into focus, but to no avail. Here are other shots of my mother though:
I followed Professor Hart’s advice in taking pictures of my mother because it is rare when I take a photo of her, partly because we are not exactly a photo-taking family and partly because she’s usually the one behind the camera. I’m pretty excited just to have these photos of her now, and I plan to use her as my photo model next time I see her.
I took advantage of the morning window light in my house, which I thought made her skin tones look great and the colors soft. I had planned on taking photos outside, but since it was frigidly cold, we stayed inside to take photos.
I had my ISO on 100, which was definitely ideal for the window light.
Although I’m not thrilled with how my depth of field assignment turned out, I am glad to have photos of my mother!