2nd November 2003, 07:36 PM
2nd November 2003, 08:13 PM
Here are several pointers you should consider for selective focusing:
1. Determine the depth of field - how much foreground and background from the object you want to be in focus. General rule I think is 1/3 the distance to the front and 2/3 to the rear will be in focus.
2. Since you are using a entry level digicam, you may not be able to determine the above with too much accuracy, so just vary the aperture and shoot several shots to compare results.
3. Also it would help to emphasize the effect you want to achieve by doing the following:
a) get closer in to your subject
b) use the longer range of the zoom
c) open the aperture as you have rightfully mentioned
Here is an online guide for you