Depth of field – the amount of distance between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph.

Aperture – ‘the opening of the lens’ through which light travels into the camera body. It helps to think of it like the human eye. Depending on the amount of light, the iris can either expand or shrink, controlling the size of the pupil, which is a hole that lets the light pass further into the eye. The pupil is essentially what we refer to as aperture in photography. The amount of light that enters the retina (which works just like the camera sensor), is limited to the size of the pupil – the larger the pupil, the more light enters the retina.
Aperture is measured in ‘F-stops’.


Here is an example of a photo taken with an aperture of f/1.2 – as you can see the photo is focused on the guitar but the everything else in the background is blurred.1fb748c04cfa10d29cae1284e1bfbf02

My attempt at aperture –

We went out to take some photos with a high and a low aperture. The camera was to be set up with an tripod and we were not to move it, only change the aperture.
Here are my results:

This first image was taken with an aperture of f/26. As you can see the camera is focused on the thorns and the background is slightly blurred.

DSC_0052This next photo is the exact same image but with an aperture of f/6. The background is much more blurred compared to the image above.


I did take more photos but I feel as though these two are the finest example of aperture in use. Overall I think the task went really well, the photos came out great and I really enjoyed doing the work.

Thanks for reading x