Big Lamb

Big Lamb

8 week online workshop
lesson 2
Depth of Field

I really enjoyed this topic – particularly because I have a bit of an addiction to high apertures! Big Lamb is the larger version of Louise’s constant companion ‘Lamby’. He is still white and fluffy where Lamby is well loved / travelled / washed / squashed / trodden on etc.
The first picture was f4.5, ISO 100, 1/800 and was controlling depth of field by aperture
Second and third images are depth of field by distance, and are f4.5, ISO 100 and 1/800 and 1/500 respectively. My lens doesn’t allow for a larger aperture (and there are no neighbours close by), but I have put a new lens on my wishlist of things to buy when this drought breaks!
I think this was my favourite exercise so far… wish I could have used it to photograph my daughters but sitting still is not in their repertoire at the moment 🙂

dof-lamb1 dof-lamb2 dof-lamb3

Mum to 2 little girls. Live & work on a cattle station in Queensland. Have only been 'on the land' for the past 5 years - before that I was a Marketing Manger for a regional airline, then I met a grazier, fell in love, and moved away from it all :)


  1. I’m glad you enjoyed this one Sarah. It’s a great exercise to really start to understand how to get those lovely blurry backgrounds. You’ve done really well and it’s easy to tell the difference that distance makes. Big lamb makes a perfect subject but it will be even more fun when you can practice on your girls. And we all have our fingers crossed for you that the rain comes soon, Keep up the good work.

  2. I love these, that lamb is too stinkin cute! I like the first photo the best because it’s just the right amount of blur for me. Super cute.

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