Wide apertures are great for portraits and close-up shots of people. At events, wide apertures are preferable because they also allow us to shoot at faster shutter speeds. As the days get darker and we lose more and more light I shall be using aperture priority and shooting wide open much of the time. One of the main reasons people get blurred photos is poor light and then the camera sets the shutter speed too slow. I set my camera on aperture priority and the widest aperture and then check the shutter speed. For a scene where I want to freeze movement, I’m looking to get a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second. For this picture, I chose a wide aperture and had a soft focus filter on the lens.
I photographed the launch of the Safer 6 in Wednesbury yesterday morning. Wednesbury is the town I live in and named after the Saxon God, Woden; as is the day of the week, Wednesday. So I intend to write about the town on Wednesdays!
There were displays on the tables from many organisations. This one from Wednesbury library interested me. I go to the library one evening a month for an evening of poetry, spoken word and music.