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aperture

Three tips to create more bokeh in your photos
Photography 101: The difference between fixed and variable aperture
How to capture starbursts and sun flares
Photography 101: Aperture
Using a low aperture for getting the shot in tricky light
Mastering depth of field
What the heck is the exposure triangle?
Why knowing camera settings are helpful
Photography 101: Why do I want to control depth of field?
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Aperture & lens choice
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: The aperture unit and settings

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Photography 101: Aperture

The aperture in a lens is photography’s analog to the irises in our eyes. Our irises enlarge to let in more light in dim circumstances. They contract to a smaller size reducing the amount of light in bright places. The

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Mastering depth of field

As photographers, depth of field is something that’s important to take into account with every image we produce. While it can create some cool creative effects like bokeh, it can also be used in professional ways to create a more

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What the heck is the exposure triangle?

What the heck is the exposure triangle?

And why should I give a you-know-what about it? The exposure triangle, simply, is the three ways of controlling the amount of light a camera captures. Two of these three settings provide creativity control, too. The three sides of the

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Why knowing camera settings are helpful

I am an administrator for two Facebook groups — Long Exposure Photography and Long Exposure Creativity. Every once in a while, I see people asking, “What are your camera settings?” Invariably, someone will say, “What does it matter? EXIF settings

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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field

This series of articles is excerpted from Rocky Nook’s Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure by John Greengo covers the controls — shutter, aperture and ISO. The week, John covers depth of field. Depth of field With large apertures(low numbers, e.g., f/1.4,

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Why I only use prime lenses

Why would I choose to only use prime lenses while there are many other great options out there? This sounds like a legitimate question, doesn’t it? Here’s how I became obsessed with primes! The one that started it all While

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Staring back at you

Mastering depth of field

As photographers, depth of field is something that’s important to take into account with every image we produce. While it can create some cool creative effects like bokeh, it can also be used in professional ways to create a more

Read More
What the heck is the exposure triangle?

What the heck is the exposure triangle?

And why should I give a you-know-what about it? The exposure triangle, simply, is the three ways of controlling the amount of light a camera captures. Two of these three settings provide creativity control, too. The three sides of the

Read More
3149_kenlee_motor-transport-museum_201125_2319_40mtotal_each160sf8iso200_two-buses-side-view-both-buses-GST-PHOTOFOCUS HEADER 2560x1440px

Why knowing camera settings are helpful

I am an administrator for two Facebook groups — Long Exposure Photography and Long Exposure Creativity. Every once in a while, I see people asking, “What are your camera settings?” Invariably, someone will say, “What does it matter? EXIF settings

Read More
EG Exposure 2020-03-26 FP

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field

This series of articles is excerpted from Rocky Nook’s Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure by John Greengo covers the controls — shutter, aperture and ISO. The week, John covers depth of field. Depth of field With large apertures(low numbers, e.g., f/1.4,

Read More
Female photographer with camera and prime lenses smiling

Why I only use prime lenses

Why would I choose to only use prime lenses while there are many other great options out there? This sounds like a legitimate question, doesn’t it? Here’s how I became obsessed with primes! The one that started it all While

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DIY bokeh shape photography

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to take out your camera and make some fun images. I thought I would share how I take pictures of out of focus highlights and change them into different shapes using cardboard,

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Easy ways to create bokeh

Bokeh is a word you use to describe the effect of the blur or out of focus background that you get when shooting a subject. Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus blur in your

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