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Aperture Explained – Exercises

Aperture Explained – Exercises

Over the past few months, I have explained the aperture, the exposure triangle, and the depth of field in a series of articles on this blog. You can find them all here. The best way to understand a new subject is to practice and experiment on your own. So in this article, I will give you some exercises that will help you gain an even better understanding of the material and information. You need: A camera which allows you to…

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Aperture Explained Part 3

Aperture Explained Part 3

  In the first two articles of this series we had a look into the definition of the aperture, how it influenced the depth of field1 and how it–combined with the shutter speed and the ISO–built the exposure triangle. This last article will look into how the aperture together with the focal length has an influence on the depth of field. The Relation between Aperture and Focal Length Do you remember the definition of the aperture from the first article…

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Aperture Explained Part 2

Aperture Explained Part 2

  In the last article of this series we looked into how the aperture was defined and how it influenced the depth of field. Today we will look into how the aperture, together with the shutter speed and the ISO, helps you to get the right exposure for your photo. The Exposure Triangle The aperture defines, as we have seen before, how far open the opening in your lens is to let light pass through. The shutter speed defines how…

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Aperture Explained Part 1

Aperture Explained Part 1

Have you ever wondered how to set your aperture in relation to the shutter speed (and ISO) to get a good exposure? Have you ever wondered how you could get those photos where the subject is in focus and the background is not? Have you ever wondered why photos taken with the same aperture but different lenses look different in terms of depth of field? All of this will be explained the following series of articles. There will be some…

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