Aperture & F-Stops
Your aperture, is, like your shutter, primarily a tool that controls exposure. It's literally a hole in your lens that lets in light. But it's actually far more exciting than that.
Once you understand how it works, you can use your aperture creatively to completely change the look of your pictures by creating soft fuzzy backgrounds and foregrounds.
Your camera has a semi automatic mode called Aperture Priority or Aperture Value (depending on the make) which helps you be creative whilst it works out the exposure for you.
And if you don't understand about f numbers, don't despair - it's all explained here.
- The aperture - what is it?
- Setting aperture
- F numbers - what do they mean?
- Aperture and depth of field
After 7STWM Mike taught me mainly that LightRoom is work the trouble instead of jumping straight into Photoshop. By taking good pictures, you can do much of the post processing in LR and keep your photos organized at the same time. Something PS doesn't really help with.
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