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Some HINTS for this project - the motion and the depth. For the depth you will get the most dramatic results CLOSE to your subject. The closer the better for making a background go out of focus. If you get 3 to 5 feet from your subject you will get good results. Next, when you focus the camera the lens is set to f2 or the smallest f-stop which gives the WORST depth you can get with that lens. So, if the backgound is not a blur when you view it in the camera it will not blur in the final photo. BUT, if the photo has a simplified background and you set the aperture to f16 to sharpen it you will NOT see any difference in the camera when you take the photo. The change will only show in the final photo or negative. BE SURE to watch your meter, the most common error is to get a VERY, very dark negative from major OVERexposure on this one. Also, you still need to keep the rules of composition in your mind and still look for an interesting subject to photograph. You will have better results on this if it is either a cloudy day OR if you go indoors OR if you use a film with a lower ASA like Plus-X to get your shots. This is your most difficult THINKING project. Look over these notes and try to picture how this works in your mind. KEEP A LOG of your exposures if you are not sure of what you are doing so that you can learn from any mistakes you might make in case you need to redo this assignment.