52 Weeks of Awesomeness continues!

The challenge for Week 11 of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness is “Small vs Large Depth of Field”.

Large Depth of Field

135mm | ISO 5000 | f/32.0 | 1/100 |

Small Depth of Field

135mm | ISO 50 | f/2.0 | 1/400 |

My parents have been in town for a little over a week and it has been awesome watching them interact with Paxton. The last time they visited, Paxton was only 3 weeks old. It is unreal how much he’s grown since then! I figured they would be perfect models to help me showcase Depth of Field and our beautiful desert landscape. Thankfully, they were incredibly willing (just part of why they are so amazing) to help me! I love how much my parents love my son!

My photography is almost solely based on small depth of field. I love presenting my subjects in a way that separates them from their background. For the first image, I shot at my maximum aperture of f/32. Honestly, I’ve never shot anything at f/32. You can see how flat that image is because so much of it is in focus. The second image is how I shoot most. The aperture set at f/2 causes the background to be dramatically blurred, called bokeh. Though the light changed in the few seconds after the first photo, I think you can still see the difference in depth of field! I shoot this way because with wedding/event photography, sometimes you don’t have time to go to the most beautiful locations and so by shooting with a small DoF, I can minimize the location and focus more on my clients’ relationship.

The challenge for Week 12 of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness is “Loss”! Excited to find your submissions via #52WoA on social media!

~ Chris

For more information about 52 Weeks of Awesomenessweekly photography challengeAfter a 4 year hiatus, the La Brisa weekly photography challenge, 52 Weeks of Awesomeness, is back!!! As a photographer, sometimes you need to work on things outside of your normal day-to-day life and this weekly photography challenge is designed to utilize your personal experiences, your unique perspective and newly learned photography techniques to improve your photos. Weekly for the next year, I will be sharing my images with you. You’ll find my weekly photography challenge images on the La Brisa blog, instagram.com/labrisaphoto and facebook.com/LaBrisaPhotography!

52 Weeks of Awesomeness is for any photography enthusiasts of all skill levels and equipment. The goal is to have fun and learn a little bit more about photography along the way.

Each week, there is a new challenge to photograph based on one of three categories:

Personal – the best photographers use their own experiences to create unique photographs!
Perspective – view everyday objects in a different way to inspire your creativity!
Technique – learn various photography methods to make your images more dynamic and interesting!

For those of you interested in participating, PLEASE join me in this weekly photography challenge! The more the merrier! You definitely do not need to be a professional photographer, this is something you can easily do with your point and shoot, cell phone, ipad, etc. You can comment with a link to your image here on our blog or on our La Brisa fan page or you can tag La Brisa Photography in your image on your own FB page or use the hashtag #52WoA on twitter and/or instagram that way everyone can view each other’s photos!

All images should be created the week of the due date. A list of the challenges and their due date is below. Feel free to right click and save the list as a photo, or save the PDF on your computer or print it out.

weekly photography challenge

View and download 52 Weeks of Awesomeness 2017-2018 as a printable PDF by clicking HERE.

The La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop FB group is where we will be discussing our weekly photos, sharing advice and offering critiques! Two rules of the group:
1) be kind. negative/unhelpful comments will be deleted.
2) be willing to share resources/experience/etc with everyone else!
Request to join the APW group by clicking – https://www.facebook.com/groups/labrisaAPW/

Check out my latest TOP TEN! post…TOP TEN Reasons Why I am Thankful for Photography!
Check out my latest Dear La Brisa post…Dear Photographers: “How To Prepare For Your First Wedding” By Chris Hsieh!

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