All the fun of the fair

A bright blue, cloudless sky and warm sunshine…it was perfect weather for Butterwick Hospice’s May fair today. Whilst grown-ups could look for bargains on the various stalls the children could go for a spin on the merry-go-round, bounce down a giant inflatable slide, or try their luck at the penalty shoot out. Norton Green was buzzing with Butterwick supporters and they crammed together to watch Blakey gymnastics club show off their acronbatic skills.

The bright weather conditions were ideal for using a fast shutter speed. In order to get sharp images I would tend to play it safe and rely on the largest aperture setting for the lens I would be using, however this means compensating with a shallow depth of field. I could increase the length of exposure but then there are issues with blurred images from camera shake. Today I decided to experiment with increasing the ISO to 200. This enabled me to use a smaller aperture and a fast shutter speed of 1/500 seconds. My photos from the fair can be viewed here

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About Matt

Photography degree student with the Open College of the Arts.
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