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Aperture and Depth of Field

Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode

by If you want to have more control over your camera and add more creativity to your photos, it might be time to move on from using “Auto” mode on your digital camera to Aperture Priority Mode. Aperture Priority Mode is represented by an “A” on your Nikon camera or “Av” on your Canon camera. […]

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best camera lenses under $500

Camera lenses under $500

by Are you looking for a lens to buy? Here’s a list of DSLR camera lenses under $500 that I’d recommend for anyone starting out in digital photography. 1. Let me start out with the kit lens. By kit lens, I mean the lens that is usually included when you purchase a camera. It’s typically […]

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Exposure : Part 1

by Photography Exposure Basics I shared the importance of light in photography. Without light, there will be no photos. Exposure is the quantity of light reaching the camera sensor, as determined by the ISO, aperture and shutter speed. So, a photo is properly exposed when the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture have to come into […]

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Aperture : F-stop

by Aperture refers to the opening of the lens where light passes through to the camera sensor. Aperture is measured in “f-stops”. You’ll notice numbers like f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2.0, f/2.8, f/4.0….f/16, f/22 etc. The lower the f-stop number the larger the aperture. A larger opening for more light to travel into the camera. And the […]

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Exposure : Part 2

by Now that you have a basic understanding of exposure, let’s dig deeper to get more creative. You can get a proper exposure at various apertures, shutter speed or ISO, but understanding these three elements gives you creative control over where to set each value and how your image will look. So, if you want […]

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