How To Exercise: Go Work With Aperture In Photography


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Exercise: Go work with aperture

When you first get started trying to work with aperture, you're probably going to find yourself a little confused in having to really think through things a lot. You are going to stop and set up your shot, and probably have to think, "Okay, is a bigger aperture more or less depth of field, and is a bigger number or bigger or smaller aperture?" Don't worry about that. After practice, you are going to learn that by rote. And speaking of practice, now is a good time to get out there and try some depth-of-field practice. So what should you do? It's pretty simple. Just go look for shallow depth- of-field situations. Find someone to shot a portrait of.

Remember that you are going to be using a big aperture, which means a smaller number. You are going to be trying to ensure, in your shallow depth of field work, that there is something large in the background to reveal your shallow depth of field. Then try and take the same shot with deeper depth of field. Also, go out and try...

Exercise: Go work with aperture
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