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Aperture – It Pwns You! (Part 1)

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Want to know the secret to me getting all the awesome pictures I get?  Aperture!  According to Google, aperture is a device that controls the amount of light admitted, which basically means how big of a hole is made to allow light into your camera.  Owning my Nikon 35mm f/1.8G lens was (besides my Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Flash) probably the BEST decision I could make to get great portraits!

The smaller the f-stop number, the bigger the the opening in…meaning the less amounts of light you need to get the same type of image than a “slower” camera.

Now, all lenses have a good range where they look better at certain f-stops than others.  Even though my lens gets down to f/1.8, it still takes sharper, cleaner pictures at f/2.2 normally.  The other thing about opening up your aperture is you get a smaller and smaller field of  view.  This may or may not be what you want to get.

Aperture – It Pwns You! (Part 2)

Mike

Mike is tech geek known for his creation of programs in bizarre but awesome fashion. He's an avid photographer, reader, cinephile, programmer, and into anything geeky; he'll be glad to talk about anything ranging from MMO's to PHP.

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