perspective and aperture

I love this picture of my little guy. Captures his silly personality in one of his mellower moods. My perspective is that my camera is almost resting on the table, so I’m looking straight into my little guy’s eyes, but coming in a bit from below him. Love how the table in front of him is out of focus. Fun, huh? :) ¬†That’s a result of my 2.2 aperture.

manual settings for the shot below:
ISO – 1250 (inside, in the evening, under just the lights from above the kitchen table)
aperture – F 2.2 (needed light and i wanted the blur factor)
shutter – 1/160 (slow, but not too slow that my wiggly guy is out of focus)
lens – 50mm 1.2L
camera – canon 5D mark II

Then I change my perspective and look down on my other little guy from above. I wanted to tell the whole story of how this little guy plays. He loves bananagrams. :)

manual settings for the shot below:
ISO – 1250 (inside still, same table, same lighting)
aperture – F 2.5 (needed light but not quite as much as the light was reflecting off the table a bit)
shutter – 1/160 (slow, but not too slow)
lens – 50mm 1.2L
camera – canon 5D mark II