During one of the lectures we were shown the photographer Ansel Adams’ work. Adams’ landscape photography is breathtaking and the depth of field is so deep, the photos are so crisp and the contrast of light and dark is so pure and beautiful. Although I couldn’t capture as sharp and shocking landscape as Ansel Adams I went out to the Brecon Beacons to try and get some good landscape shots.
As part of a shooting exercise, our lecturer asked us to take pictures of the rugby fans in Cardiff on match day. I took dozens of pictures during the day and as it was so bright and sunny outside, it was difficult to get a good balance of light for the photos and I often had to adjust the settings for different angles.
The settings used were:
- F/9 – 1/320 sec – ISO 200
- F/9 – 1/320 sec – ISO 800
- F/7.1 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
These pictures did not need an overly large aperture to get a deep depth of field, the images are clear and sharply focused which is aesthetically pleasing and makes for a better photograph. I love how the red stands out in the images, especially in the third picture where the red contrasts with the blue of the sky.