Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing aperture, part of Photography 101 (2012).
When you're shooting in Aperture Priority mode, you get to choose the Aperture and …the camera figures everything else out. So why would you want to choose your Aperture? …Well remember that's what controls your depth of field. …So in an enviornment where we have our model Jackie and this beautiful church in …the background we may want to have everything in focus or maybe not. …So lets try a few different scenarios and see what looks better. …Let's start with F9. Remember, a bigger number means more in focus. …So we're going to go to F9, I'm going to get down on the ground and kind of point up …at Jackie and at the church, and let's see what it looks like.…
(audio playing) Now as we can see here, in this shot, there's a lot in focus. …Jackie's in focus, and the church in the background's pretty sharp as well. …Now, that looks okay, but maybe I want a little bit more separation so let's drop …it down to about F2.8, and see how that looks. …Now as you can see, we have a lot more separation between Jackie and the background.…
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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