Photograph by Yuri Gusev, vkontakte.ru/yurigusev
Date: December 1, 2011
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 172mm
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Note: Yuri Gusev took this simple shot and turned it into a very interesting photo. I love the mud on the shoes and the ball. The subject is pulling up their sneaker tongue sybmolizing that a game or hard work is about to begin. The mud adds to the symbolism. The depth of field is really nice in the photo. Very well done!
Tip: By using an (exposure) setting of 1/250 of a second, ensures that the subject will be in sharp focus, while still allowing enough light in to properly expose the photo. Yuri closed his aperture to 7.1 to get a little less depth of field, but ensures that the subject will be in sharp focus when shooting with a telephoto lens. The film speed (ISO) was increased to 500 to allow more light in to expose the photo.