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Mixing small depth of field and positive exposure compensation

28mm lens at f1.8 and really close to the subject. Exposure compensation 0EV.
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.

This weekend I spent a couple of hours at the Conservatory of Flowers just walking around and taking pictures.

It was cold outside and hot and humid inside, and you know what happens when you take your camera from the first to the second: it fogs up! So for the first hour I just walked around with the lens that was on my camera, 28mm f1.8, waiting for all the gear to acclimatize.

Then for those photos I just made sure I was using a big aperture, so the small depth of field would make the background blurry (well, I had the right lens for that… f1.8) and I try to choose situations where the background was white – to overexpose, positive exposure compensation – or very clean, so it wasn’t too distracting.

Once things were acclimatized, I changed to the 100mm f2.8 and kept photographing the same way.

Here are just a few photos and their technical information.

28mm lens, f1.8, EV 0100 macro lens at f2.8 and +1 exposure compensation.
f1.8 with 28mm lens at a +1and1/3 compensation.
28mm lens, f1.8, EV 0
100mm macro lens, f5, EV -1


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