I’ve been using my makeshift garage photo studio in combination with a few creative constraint exercises to challenge myself photographically during this extended period of social distancing. It’s fun for me. The creative constraint for this photo? A handheld single shot of a Bell Pepper. One press of the shutter and just live with the results.
What would I have done differently if I could have clicked the shutter a second time? I would definitely set the shutter speed higher than 1/60 to probably at least 1/250. And I probably would have tried the shot with different apertures. At a minimum, a shot at f1.8 and f11 would have been in order to see if I liked either of those focus depths better, specifically as it relates to the stem. At f4.5 I feel like I chose something in the middle that just isn’t quite right.
That was the entire point of this exercise – snap, process, evaluate.
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