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Understanding Aperture and Landscape Photography – Why F16 Isn’t the Only Choice

Landscape photography is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult disciplines of outdoor photography, and perhaps one of the most challenging genres of photography in general. At first glance, the art seems straightforward. You find yourself a pretty piece … Continue reading

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Aperture: Get Creative

Focusing on Aperture The primary purpose of the aperture setting is to regulate the amount of light that passes through the lens. Along with the shutter speed, it determines the quantity of light that reaches the camera’s sensor (or film) … Continue reading

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Aperture Versus Shutter Priority – Which Shooting Mode to Use and When

I too was once a beginner and I completely understand that how difficult it is to move into using Manual Mode directly from shooting Automatic. Thankfully camera manufacturers have also thoughtfully provided us with Aperture and Shutter Priority modes. These … Continue reading

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Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer features that once were only found on ‘serious’ SLR cameras. Photo by Andrés Nieto Porras; ISO 50, f/22.0, … Continue reading

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Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed

You might think that acquiring a $ 1,000 DSLR makes you a photographer. In truth, the first step down the “photographer road” is switching from auto mode to experimenting in AV, TV, and M. But, what do those letters mean? … Continue reading

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Benefits of Using a Large Aperture and Tips for Shooting Wide Open

Upon first glance of one of my most prized lenses, the Canon 50mm f/1.2L USM, a bewildered remark typically arises from professionals and hobbyists alike. Though absolutely spectacular photographers in the industry love working with a wide open aperture, there … Continue reading

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Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer features that once were only found on ‘serious’ SLR cameras. “Autumn on the Virgin River Zion National Park” … Continue reading

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Camera Aperture Basics

Aperture and other technical photography basics can induce yawns in the most eager of budding shutterbugs, but once these basics are understood, the rest of photography easily comes into focus. Aperture, ISO, and shutter speed are all important terms to … Continue reading

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Fast Glass: Tips for Working With Wide Aperture Lenses

As photographers, many of us become infatuated with new gear, such as a new flash, tripod, or lens. We scrimp and save our money, and go off to the camera store to purchase that new lens we’ve had our eye … Continue reading

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Understanding Camera Aperture

The first step in understanding camera aperture is to get a clear picture in your mind as to what it actually is. Think of a human eye. Your camera’s aperture can be likened to the pupil, which opens and closes … Continue reading

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How to Use Aperture

Seemingly one of the trickiest aspects of photography to get your head around is the aperture of your camera’s lens. Be it a highly expensive pro lens or the zoom on your point and shoot (most point and shoots control … Continue reading

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Aperture, F-Stops, and Depth of Field

A lot has been said and written about aperture, f-stops and depth of field on PictureCorrect and elsewhere on the Internet. But rarely do you get a comprehensive breakdown of everything that you need to know about these elements of … Continue reading

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