Learning how to control a camera...
The photos still need a bit of sorting out to make sure they're the right photos. Some of the photos are cropped.
Only the nearest cup is in focus.
Both the cups are in focus. This one was hard to take.
Only the further cup is in focus. To get a narrow depth of field a small aperture (high f number) was used along with and a high zoom.
Both the furthest cup and the plant are in focus.
Only the plant in the background is in focus.
Everything is in focus. A small aperture was used in combination with a wide angle on the zoom.
Shutter speed: 1/2 second.
A slow shutter speed was used to capture wind movement of the plant's leaves.
Shutter speed: 1/4 second.
Shutter speed: 1/30 second (which isn't actually very fast, but was still
The near cup and the stool it is sitting on are well lit, but objects further away are dimly lit. The top of the stool also cast an obvious shadow on the table cloth behind it. Because of the wide aperture used only the front glass and stool are in focus.
Shutter speed: 1/60 second (the normal flash sync speed).
Too much light. Even though a small aperture was used, the extremely slow shutter speed allowed an excessive amount of light into the camera.
Shutter speed: 4 seconds.
Too little light.
Shutter speed: 1/1500 second
The bamboo plants outside are correctly exposed, while everything inside is too dim. This shows how different lighting can be indoors compared with outdoors.
Shutter speed: 1/80 second.