Photography Basics: Definition and Effect of Stop


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Stop defined

Even if you've only dabbled in photography, you've probably heard the term f-stop, or simply stop. Stop is a term that comes up regularly in photography, especially when you start working with your aperture control, the settings of which are regularly referred to as f-stops. But to a photographer, a stop is more than just a setting on your camera. It's a measure of light. Take a look at this. We've rebuilt the antique projector scene that we had earlier. What I've got here is the projector on a stool, and right now it's being lit just by this light right here, this one.

I'm going to turn on this light, which is going to double the amount of light in the scene. When that happens, we say that light in the scene has increased by one stop. Anytime you double or half the amount of light in a scene, you increase or decrease the light by one stop. It's really all there is. It's that simple. As you get more experienced, you might learn to recognize light changes ...

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