Expect the unexpected and the excitement of the experiment!

Sofia Alves of Photographias  asked the participants to try exposure effects on the photographs.

She says

“For this challenge, it is up to you how you work on exposure.

You might, like me, prefer to use shutter speed to change the exposure balance when shooting.

You can also play with the aperture. Or you can have fun changing the exposure settings while editing.

The idea here is to see how the mood of any photo depends on its exposure”

We are aware of the exposure triangle and how each component can affect the outcome and also how creative one can be.

For this challenge, I tried wide aperture and narrow aperture that can affect the photograph while keeping the shutter speed constant (1/250s) and I selected two apertures f/5.6 and f/11.0.

I did not use a tripod and hence the angle of the camera/view varies.

Wide Aperture f/5.6


A wide aperture allows enough light to reach the sensor and overall the image looks bright that includes the background. In this image, you can notice the tiles, apart from the Rangoli art and Diya lights.

There is nothing great about this photo as it’s a routine click.

Narrow Aperture f/11.0


The excitement starts when we do experiments. Don’t you agree?

A narrow aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor.

Since the available ambient light is already minimum in this scenario, other than the light source, the rest of the background appears dark and the tiles have disappeared.

Most of the time narrow aperture picks up the starbursts when we are aiming at the light source.

You can see the starbursts easily in the photo (zoom the image)

This click suits the mood in the late evening hours! Don’t you think so?


“You know how creative people are, we have to try everything until we find our niche”
E.A. Bucchianer

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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This post is part of Sofia Alves-LAPC #224  Exposure


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