Hello in this tutorial I'm going to show you a really easy way to get the both effect with just some trees and the Sun, hello, I'm. Mark Newton from the school of photography. And you can find us at the school of photography comm, where we teach you the best in photography education in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create the both effect, I'm going to show you how to do it in a really easy way. All you need to do is have your normal camera kit.
And you need to go outside. It needs to be. Sunny and native trees, and we can get that both effect. So what the both effect is extreme shallow depth-of-field. But the difference between both and shallow depth of field is that in the background of your shots. You will see these circular shapes or hexagonal shapes.
Now what them shapes are our beams of light traveling through your lens and through your aperture and here's an aperture here, and you can see it's a hexagonal shape and then lights traveling through that hitting your light. Sensor and creating these different hexagonal shapes in the background. So what we're going to use as our beams of light is light coming through the trees, and I'm going to show you right now, how to create that shallow depth-of-field? So essentially both is really showed it for filled with beams of light in the background. The next thing is how to set your camera you want to set your camera to aperture priority. Now on a Canon like this, that is a V on any other camera, it's a 4 aperture priority. Then.
You turn your dial to its widest aperture. Now my widest aperture on this lens is 4 on a standard kit lens, you'll probably be looking at four or five point six or something like that. So just set the camera to its widest aperture, then put your ISO on all tones on this camera, there's, the ISO button there, you press the ISO and you turn the dial until the appears. So the next thing to do is take this shot now with your zoom lens zooming to its maximum that it can go to zoom right in to the maximum. That it can go hold your camera, steady because at zoom lenses, if you've not got enough light, you can get what's called camera shake and actually keep your eye on your shutter speed. Because if it goes below 125th of a second, you might want to use a tripod. Okay.
So zoom right in hold the camera properly, which is likely shot your left hand under the lens. And then your focus point, which would be your first leaf like in this case, these leaves here needs to be as close as possible to your lens. So when. You're shooting on a lens, it's got a limit on how close you can focus in on. So if you're too close, for instance, I'm too close. This leafy here, for instance, so I'm too close to it the camera. It won't, focusing it just won't, focusing its, too close.
So I'm going to have to come back a little like this. And then it's focusing, you can hear the beep. Okay. So that's, how you take the shot. The next thing is, you need light in the background.
So you require some texture and light. So just try. And imagine that. You've got trees and in the trees, these little gaps and behind them little gaps is the Sun that's what's going to create your beams of light. And then quite simply you take this shot.
So here we go, and then it's just down to experimenting and taking lots of different shots. And the other thing to remember is to keep the Sun hidden behind the leaf or the tree branches or something like that today, we're doing all right because it's quite clouded on other days. You might have some real bright Sun in. The background and what that will create silhouettes if you don't do it properly so make sure that the Sun is hidden behind some branches or some leaks, and you'll get some really, really wicked shots. And then it's all about experimenting. Let's, go here's, a few of the shots that I took today and that's, a really simple way of creating the both effect, just shooting through trees, but have a little recap on how to do it.
Firstly, use your lens on its widest aperture. Secondly, zoom your link right in if. You've got Sun in the background, and it's, a really bright day hide the Sun behind branches or leaf. So you don't get that silhouette look make sure that your focus point is as close to the lens as you can get.
It uses a tripod. If your shutter speed drops below 125th of a second, and then just walk around and experiment. Now I would love to see your attempt at that. If you want to see them just check us in on Facebook or Instagram at the school of photography, one, if you're on Facebook make sure that.
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