Looking at last week's posts, it's clear that the middle range of apertures has stumped a few of you I see the images and they're great! I just think maybe a little more practice, in a more directed manner, would benefit everyone before we move on. Keeping in mind the following guidelines: * manual exposure mode * auto focus is fine * SOOC is preferred (no cropping/editing) * i didn't specify before but i should have...no flash, please. it alters your exposure. we're working with available light. my bad for not specifying. sometimes things i think are understood really aren't...i'm really sorry for missing that one. * whatever other guidelines we've been working with...i'm in recovery mode here so i may forget something. lmk if i have and i'll edit. So...the assignment... Working in the middle range of apertures (F4-F8) I want you to use the same subject for several images at different aps. I want you to use 3 subjects, aligned on the same plane...so 3 kids lined up exactly next to one another or 3 stuffed toys lined up exactly next to one another or 3 plants or...you see my point here. 3 subjects. you're going to take 3 images. shoot one at F4. shoot one at F8. shoot one in the middle (maybe F5.6? you decide based upon something in the middle for your lens.) post them all in this thread, with aps labeled. i suspect that the questions we're having with middle aps will be more clearly answered if we can see the same subjects at varied aps. when we're shooting vastly different subjects at different aps, there are other variables that come into play. this should remove those other variables and make it more clear. Have fun!