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What’s My Aperture – Solved!

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Last week I showed you the two photos below and asked for your educated guesses as to what Aperture was used for each. All of the responses were very close and along the lines which Steve answered: First one would be 2.8 (zoom) or 1.8 (nifty fifty) as the depth of field is small leaving … Continue reading "What’s My Aperture – Solved!"
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What’s My Aperture

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Going to do something different this week. For those new to the Picture This! blog or to photography, this might be confusing. To those who have been following along, I hope this will be easy for you. I am going to post two photos and I want you to tell me the aperture used and … Continue reading "What’s My Aperture"
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An Aperture Mantra in the All American Rose Garden

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Aperture is a strange concept when learning photography. Aperture is defined as the size of the opening in the lens that light passes through before it hits the photographic medium which, these days, is an electronic sensor at the back of the camera. Aperture is also measured in some strange language called f-stops. F-stop numbers … Continue reading "An Aperture Mantra in the All American Rose Garden"
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A is for Aperture Control

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Aperture seems to work in reverse to common sense. Measured in f/stops, the smaller the f/stop, the larger the aperture or opening of the camera’s iris and the more light is allowed to hit the sensor. It also controls the Depth of Field or how much or how little the plane of focus is in … Continue reading "A is for Aperture Control"
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Photographic Innoventions: Best Lens Aperture

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To get the sharpest images possible with your lens, it’s best not to use the widest or smallest apertures. Most lenses are optimized in the f/5.6 – f/11 aperture range and give their best performance when stopped down a couple of f-stops from the widest aperture. If you have a 50mm f/1.8 lens, it’s best … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Best Lens Aperture"
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Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture

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As we learned earlier, aperture is the size of the opening in the camera’s lens measured in f-stops. I know it sounds weird but the smaller the f-stop number the larger the opening. I want to show you today how you can take advantage of apertures to create outstanding photographs. Maximum Depth of Field or … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture"
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Tips for Dealing with Disney Races

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by Daniel Rajnik AllEars® Guest Columnist Feature Article This article appeared in the November 13, 2012 Issue #686 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. EDITOR'S NOTE: We may still have … Continue reading "Tips for Dealing with Disney Races"
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10 Easy Tips to Making Better Videos

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by Dan Cohen AllEars® Guest Columnist Feature Article This article appeared in the June 14, 2011 Issue #612 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) There are many simple ways to make your home videos interesting and entertaining. The tips I will be discussing take very little time or energy, but can have a big impact on … Continue reading "10 Easy Tips to Making Better Videos"
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