Soft shots are the bane of the serious photographer’s life, and a major reason why images get rejected by stock image libraries or lose out in camera club competitions or photo society distinctions. Anyone can zoom into images at 100% with software these days, meaning that any soft areas are painfully obvious. So what can… Continue reading
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What is maximum aperture? It’s a question we often hear from new photographers who are getting to grips with their lenses or trying to understand depth of field. In this guide we explain what it means to set the maximum aperture, which lenses go widest and what you actually gain in terms of your images.
One of the first things we learn when we start taking photography seriously is that ‘aperture’ controls depth of field… but there’s more to it than that.
What is aperture in photography? Controlling the amount of light that hits your camera’s sensor isn’t the only role of that big hole in your lens. It also enables you to get creative with depth of field.
In this tutorial we’ll not only answer the question of ‘What is aperture'; we’ll show you how to use your camera’s aperture to start getting creative with light.
If you’re just getting started in portrait photography you’ve probably asked yourself what is the best aperture and focal length? In our cheat sheets below we help answer this question by showing you how changing the aperture and focal length can produce very different effects with your subjects.
When you focus on a subject part of the scene in front and behind it is also sharp. This sharp zone is known as the depth of field – or DoF – and understanding how to control the size of your depth of field is one of the most important aspects of photography to get your head around.
Here we take a look at the factors that affect depth of field and how you can control DoF in-camera.
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