Deep depth of field:
Shallow depth of field:
Reflection: I chose a pretty poor time to go out and shoot given the requirements of the assignment. Sunday morning was very overcast, providing for stable but really ‘dynamic’ lighting. Occasionally the sun would break through the cloud cover but I was almost always without a subject to shoot or any particular shot in mind. Often I would see a potential shot but the sun would be obscured again. The only photo that vaguely engaged with the notion of dynamic lighting was my ‘deep depth of field’ shot, in which I exposed for the dramatic cloudy sky (through which the sun was attempting to peek through) to capture the dark silhouette of some parkgoers. It was definitely a lesson in patience. Additionally, I didn’t realize until after I had done minor touch-ups to my photos in Lightroom that the ‘cloudy’ white balance setting that I was utilizing casts photos in such a yellowish tint. While not necessarily bad, In hindsight I think I would have chosen to either shoot on a different white balance or correct the tint in post-production to tilt the photos towards the blue end of the tone spectrum, which, I think, is closer to the natural color tones of the environment that day.