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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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.