Thursday, June 27, 2013

Understanding Depth of Field and Long Lenses

The majestic Jaguar! How graceful yet powerful this creature is.

This image was taken during one of my many photography workshops that I teach here at the Phoenix Zoo. It almost appears that I am right inside the cage with this wild animal but in fact there is for the safety of all a fence or cage in between us. More for the safety of me than the Jaguar of course.

In this portion of my workshop I teach the understanding of how long lenses and depth of field play out in such a way to make the fence virtually disappear. As you can see a understanding that can make a ordinary picture of a Jaguar in a cage more intense and dramatic.

How fantastic photography can be with the proper knowledge and ability to apply it.

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