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September 7, 2015
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September 7, 2015

The Aperture

 

Lenses are featured with an iris inside them that can be turned and closed to control the amount of light that hits the sensor. The aperture is measured in f-stops, with lower values meaning a larger aperture and therefore more light.

Controlling the aperture is an essential technique to control the light exposure and therefore the brightness of your shot. However the aperture also plays a key role in controlling the depth of field that is in focus. The more light you let in by lowering the f-stop value the thinner the distance between the planes that define what is in focus in the image.

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