Basics of DSLR Filmmaking: Introduction to Aperture


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Understanding aperture

Brian Liepe: Okay, so one of the most effective ways to adjust your exposure in your camera is by adjusting the aperture. The aperture is a mechanism inside the lens that's made up of a series of blades that either let light in or keep it out. Now you usually interface with this aperture through your camera. Chad Perkins: The openness of the aperture is measured using a degree of measurement called an f-stop. Now because aperture is a function of the lens exact settings will vary from lens to lens.

Now another feature of aperture is it controls focus, so in other words your depth of field, and we will talk about that a little bit later. Brian Liepe: The unit of measurement that represents the size of your aperture is called an f-stop. That can be a little bit tricky because the lower the f- stop number, the bigger the aperture, and vice versa. The higher the f-stop number, the smaller the aperture. Now we've covered the basics of aperture, but if you're curious, we a...

Understanding aperture
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Understanding aperture provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking

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