Whilst I was doing my research of whether to by a DSLR or not I stumbled upon (although not via stumble upon!) a fantastic photo blog called Digital Photography School. It had loads of beginers tips and also a forum. In the forum they run weekly photo assignments amoungst other things (I’ll probably post about the wonders of posting in forums later). Participating in these mini challenges is great way to “encourage” yourself to get out and shoot.
It just so happened that the assignment they were running the day my new camera arrived was called “Depth of Field“. From my research I knew that this was to do with the blurry background stuff I knew my fancy new camera was capable of. It was raining outside so I searched the house for something creative to snap away at and found a salt and peper pot that looked like ghostly figures. My plan was to focus on “the salt” with “the peper” looking all ghostly in the background due to the shallow depth of field (blurry back ground). This is what I got: