Exercise 2.1

Task: ‘Find a scene that has depth. From a fixed position, take a sequence of 5 or 6 shots at different focal lengths without changing your viewpoint’.

This was my first go at this exercise. I wasn’t very happy with it so I decided to try again.

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I then moved nearer to the tree to try again.

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I do realise these don’t count as ‘5 or 6’. The reason for that is that there really didn’t seem to be enough difference to make it worthwhile adding those extra shots in. The camera I was using didn’t have any marking on it to tell me what focal length I was using. Yes, there probably would have been a setting somewhere to tell me, but it seemed that whenever I put an information display up I got information about everything, and as an introvert the whole screen just became a confusing mess of data that I didn’t need which was frustrating.

I can see that the perspective geometry is the same in these last three shots, but there’s a branch that is quite distinctive so I roughly cropped all three to show the same branch.

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A further, perhaps more successful version of this exercise.

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40mm

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74mm

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150mm