0 Views ·Posted 08/04/2022
What does aperture do on a camera? How can you achieve cinematic bokeh that everyone loves? Should you film open or closed? How does selecting your aperture affect your depth of field, as well as your shutter speed and ISO? Nick Brigadier explains this and more! 0:00 - Introduction 0:42 - What is Aperture? 1:30 - How Does Aperture Affect Depth of Field? 3:57 - Final Thoughts
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 08/22/2022
A lens’s hyperfocal distance—a mathematical combination of lens focal length, aperture or f-stop, and focus distance—is a tool that photographers can use to maximize their depth of field for capturing nearby foregrounds and distant backgrounds in acceptable sharpness. While you can always dial up your lens’s sharpest aperture (sweet spot), many landscape photographers want as
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 08/22/2022
Knowing your lens’s sharpest aperture—its “sweet spot”—is one surefire way to maximize image sharpness. Image sharpness is the goal of many photographers—regardless of the subject matter. Sharpness is also the catalyst for the dozens of lens-testing and review websites that populate the Internet, as well as the impetus for endless snobbery and debates over which lenses reign supreme in the quest for ultimate clarity. In my article,
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 02/16/2021
There are few genres of photography as technical as macro photography, and it seems like the closer to a subject you get, the trickier it can be to work out all of the variables of exposure, focus, and sharpness. While figures like magnification, aperture, and depth of field are still relevant in all arenas of photography, they take on a new level of importance when working close up. The reward to solving a puzzle like this, though, is dynamic
7,919 Views ·Posted 11/24/2017
In this B&H video, photographer David Flores explores the "trinity" of photography fundamentals: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Beyond the immediate goal of proper exposure, learning how to control all three settings to
7,679 Views ·Posted 11/05/2015
In the following video, our host, Chase, of KelbyOne Media, gives us a detailed look at the Aputure DEC Wireless Remote Adapter, which allows users to take full control of adapted Canon EF and EF-S lenses from up to 328' away. The adapter is available in both Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts and offers both focus and iris control over the adapted Canon glass. The video also shows off this device’s excellent design, featuring an OLED display and a mountable wireless
7,369 Views ·Posted 06/19/2015
In this week’s video, FocusEd is focused on the basics of aperture. You will be exposed to how aperture works, find out why aperture numbers are what they are, what aperture priority mode does, and how aperture settings affect your photographs, with some comedy sprinkled in for good measure! We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.            
27,493 Views ·Posted 05/29/2015
In the following video, Larry Becker provides an introduction to using neutral density filters and some tips concerning how and when to use them. He covers some basic effects they can help to achieve, such as shallow depth of field and intended motion blur, and also discusseshow they affect your exposure settings. The video closes with a quick look at the differences in circular and square filters, and a brief preview of what to expect in the next video on
21,298 Views ·Posted 05/29/2015
In the following video, Larry Becker presents the second installment of his Neutral Territory series on neutral density filters. This segment provides a more in-depth approach to working with ND filters, including alternative reasons for their use other than slowing down your shutter speed. Becker also touches on working with graduated neutral density filters and variable neutral density filters. The video closes with a helpful checklist for shooting with an
22,941 Views ·Posted 05/29/2015
In the following video, Larry Becker completes his Neutral Territory series on neutral density filters with a roundup of information, as well as demonstrations of more specific techniques and pieces of gear. This video begins by covering a unique video-related use for variable ND filters, and then goes on to cover other applications of ND filters for film shooting and imaging beyond the traditional blurred water shot. This video also provides helpful tips for
8,035 Views ·Posted 02/24/2014
Join Kelly Mena, of B&H Photo, as she explains the basic principles of depth of field in photography. Mena defines depth of field and explains the distinction between its deep and shallow variations—the former rendering everything from subject to background in sharp focus, the latter rendering the subject in sharp focus and the background soft and out of focus. Mena discusses the variables you can use to control depth of field in your images: aperture, focal length, and camera-to-subject distance. She also explains how you can use the ISO