Being a Lake District Wedding Photographer is a HUGE privilege of course, but what do you do when you’re not actually shooting a Wedding for a couple of weeks?
Go practice of course !!!
Which is exactly what my recent Leeds Canal Photowalk was all about – to both develop ‘seeing’ and also testing my use of a common & commonly ignored lens, the 50mm
Often referred to as the ‘nifty fifty’, its one of the cheapest lenses you can buy and has a field of view similar to that of the human eye. For many, this makes is an unimpressive focal length and so its widely ignored, yet it can offer so much if you just take time to get used to it
For this Photowalk I had no preconceptions at all (always the better way to start in my opinion), but I had limited myself to using only one aperture setting at f2.2
f2.2 gives a very limited ‘Depth of Field’ (DoF), a photography term for how much is clearly in sharp focus, so a limited DoF pretty much means only the main subject is sharp and everything in front or behind can be blurred, often extremely blurred. This is one of our tools for making sure the viewer knows what we feel is the most important element in the photo, and it helps by effectively removing other elements which could be distracting
Please let me know if you fancy joining me on a future Photowalk, but for now let’s jump straight into the photos 🙂
Brought to you by a VERY happy Lake District and Broadoaks Wedding Photographer 🙂