Annoying problems at common aperture settings (and how to solve them)
One of the most important steps in learning about photography is understanding how to use aperture, because controlling your lens’ aperture settings enables you to take control over depth of field and dictate the size of the sharp area around the focus point in an image.
If you want a lot of the image to be sharp, for example, you need to select a small aperture setting such as f/22 and if you want to restrict the depth of field to isolate a subject from the background, you need a nice wide aperture setting such as f/2.8 or f/2.0.
Whatever aperture setting you use, you need to select an appropriate shutter speed to ensure that the image is correctly exposed.
If you shoot in aperture priority mode (often signified by A or AV on the mode dial), you set the aperture setting that you want while the camera takes care of the shutter speed.
Most cameras allow you to adjust aperture in 1/3-stop or EV steps. In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the common problems with using wide, middle and small aperture settings and explain how to overcome them.
Problems at wide aperture settings
Problems at middle aperture settings
Problems at small aperture settings
Common mistakes at every shutter speed (and the best settings to use)
99 common photography problems (and how to solve them)
Apertures: when to go small and when to go wide
Master your aperture with our free f-stop chart
on Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 2:00 am under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.
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