Sunday, September 18, 2011
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The f stop on the lens determines how great your field of focus (called depth of field) will be for that lens. A telephoto lens with a large f stop (also called aperture) of 2.8 creates a shallow depth of field (the green Ford is the only thing in focus). This works great for portraits also . The larger the opening in the lens the smaller the number, (don't ask me why) so f 2.8 is the largest opening for the lens I was using (200mm). I was shooting whats called wide open. In the photo below I was still shooting with a telephoto (85mm) but I closed down the aperture to f 9. By stopping down to f 9 the depth of field increased so all the cars are in focus. A little added benefit to stopping down is you get stars wherever there is a small light source. Look at the reflection of the sun on the black Olds near the headlight.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Two heart pounding days of raw power. I look forward to Kingdon drags every year. This year it was a month earlier than normal and we had beautiful weather. I also had a team of photographers covering the track. Kaylee Byers, John Swing, James Horn and Richard Warren. I made sure the photographers on the back-lit side of the track were shooting in manual mode because the exposure doesn't change much. If the camera was set on auto all that white smoke above would throw off the exposure. To see all the photos go to digitalhotrods.com