Aperture is one of the challenges set for my project in DMD604 and DMD605. The aperture is a technical term used in photography, which is used to describe the lens opening and controlling how much light goes in to the lens and camera. Aperture will also determine focal length, such as f/stop which will ensure that your subject is in focus as well as everything else in front or behind it as well. With aperture you can also make it so the subject is in focus and everything around the subject is blurred into the background, making it a very focused and effective image if you are solely wanting to focus on one subject. Because of this, I wanted to try capture close ups of plants and test this aperture with the blurring of the background, as well as try to darken the image in the background. This is an effect I wish to use on my final piece in regards to 'a day in the life of a grass snake'.
I have learned that in order to gain a dark background which depends entirely on lighting, it is best to put a dark subject behind the main subject and then progress into editing to make the main subject lighter and darken the background. I have learned that I missed a basic point, which was to set my focal point when shooting in manual, therefore, the images are not sharp and slightly blurred especially when the image is zoomed into. This is a basic error that I can not afford to do in a professional environment.