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An unexpected guest paid a visit this morning! :-)

Look what I found this morning! A wild mushroom in a pot on my balcony…I love it when this happens!! Simple things make me happy!! ūüôā

I decided to experiment a little with colours, composition, and a shallow depth of field to make an interesting series of photographs this morning, just for fun! By using a shallow depth of field, or a wide aperture, the subject in focus is one object (or part of the object) in the frame, while the background is out of focus. This allows you to create a hierarchy of elements within the photographic composition, so choosing the right depth of field for the picture is very important. The viewer’s attention can be directed towards a particular direction, detail, or colour in the picture. A shallow depth of field is also a very effective way to convey emotions.

Are you aware of the way you use depth of field when you photograph?

Do you use a shallow or wide depth of field?

Can mistakes sometimes be beneficial?

Often what we consider mistakes can bring some kind of benefit to our lives. In photography, for example, ¬†there are plenty of rules that we can decide to follow if we want to, but shooting with an open mind can give us surprising results. Always leave a margin for mistakes, as this can lead to a more personal and unique interpretation of the world around us. ¬†Photographs can convey deep feelings and emotions, ¬†as long as we are able to freely express ourselves through the lens. The same thing happens when we learn any new skill…We have to experiment and make mistakes to learn something and if someone tells us what to do, is usually not enough, as we have to find our way around it.

Do you follow any aesthetic rule in photography? Which one and why?

Would you consider shooting photos more spontaneously? Why/Why not?