I decided to take this class because I had always been interested in photography and taking pictures of things, but I wanted to learn the correct way to take pictures. I thought that by taking this class I could become more skillful as a photographer.
The picture above is an example of a short depth of field. Depth of field is something that I learned you can change from short to long by changing your aperture number on your camera.Short depth of field is a small number, long depth of field is a big number. Short depth of field is when your subject matter is clear, but your background is not focused; long depth of field is when both your subject matter and background are in clear focus.
The picture above is an example of good composition. I used the rule of thirds to line up my model on an intersection point so that she was not dead centered. This makes the portrait more interesting to look at.
Before I optimized this portrait, my model had a few blemishes/imperfections. By optimizing the picture, I took away the imperfections and made my model look more radiant. Optimizing is especially good for portrait photography because it can help make your portrait look the very best it can be.