This week’s #PetPhotographyChallenge is a technical one known as “bokeh”. I was already familiar with the concept from a past challenge I had joined. Bokeh is the quality of out of focus or blurred parts of a photograph, and the resulting points of light. A shallow depth of field is needed to achieve this effect, with some sort of lights in the background.
I wanted to try something different with the snow and the sunlight on it, but neither the weather nor my camera wanted to cooperate with that. In fact, my Nikon D5500 and I had a lot of disagreements during this photo shoot! I’m trying to learn more about all of it’s functions, but I have a long way to go. In addition, it’s not easy to juggle camera, with the settings you want, and a ball to get the dogs’ attention, and then your flash goes off, which you did not want it to…..I was more frustrated than anything when I was done with this one! There is now a piece of tape over my flash, so it cannot pop up whenever it feels like it (normally I hold it down with one finger…but I did not have enough hands in this case). 🙂
I did end up with two or three photos to choose from, and I ultimately chose this one. It is not perfect to my eye, but I thought it had the best bokeh. I’ll share the other photos I liked at another time.
Do you find photography frustrating at times?