Aperture Part 2 -How it Effects the Photograph

Aperture does more than just allow a lot, or a little light to enter the lens.  Aperture controls Depth of Field.  By using depth of field appropriately, you can create the artful images you desire.
Depth of field is the amount of the picture that is in focus.

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Aperture Part 1: How Aperture Works

Our last technical discussion was about shutter speed to control the freezing of motion or showing the blur of motion. This one will be about aperture.  Part 1 will discuss how it works.

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The Day the World Changed

September 11, 2001

I was planning my next post about aperture. It’s a two part post that tells all about this important part of photography. But that will have to wait until next time. It does not seem fitting to carry on as if the world did not change on this day, the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

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Guest Author -Mia’s Photographs

Millie Mae

Millie Mae

This was one of the first pictures I took, but it still remains one of my favorites! Although while I took this picture I was getting yelled at by my parents-that I was going to scratch the camera! I still managed to get an adorable picture of my little dog with lots of depth and texture. Can’t you just feel the softness of her coat?!

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Introducing Mia

Introducing Mia, an aspiring photographer who has taken a keen interest in capturing the world around her in photographs. I first noticed Mia’s innate talent a couple years ago when my wife and I were hosting our regular Christmas Eve Extravaganza. It’s a sit down dinner for about 30 people. We clear out all the furniture in our large family room, set up tables and prepare a large meal of her family’s traditional Christmas Eve fare.

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Life Goes On…

“Life goes on, long after the thrill of livin’ is gone.”
-John Cougar Mellencamp

This is from a little ditty about Jack and Diane sung by John Cougar Melloncamp way back in 1982. Yes, it shows my age. I was on the downhill side of my twenties, right about the time the thrill of living was gone for the very first time.

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Introduction of Ron’s Recommendations

I have said many times throughout this website that I will not be pushing products or trying to sell you anything. This is still true. However I do have some ads posted around in a hope that they will help defray the cost of hosting this site. They are for relevant (I hope) products and services which are randomly selected through Google. I selected irrelevant categories to block them and they select what they consider relevant ads from their service. I really have no other control of what they post. The jury is still out as to the effectiveness and viability of them.

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Shutter Speed -Part 2

Part 2 -Showing Motion


In Shutter Speed Part 2 will concentrate on how the camera utilizes shutter speed speeds to get the picture you want.

Part 1 demonstrated the effects of a fast vs slow shutter speed.
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Understanding Shutter Speed Part 1

The difference Between Fast and Slow Shutter Speed

This post will be a Two Part Post, learning how to understand what effect shutter speed has on your picture.
Part 1 will demonstrate the difference between using a fast shutter speed to “freeze” motion, and a slow shutter speed to show motion.

Part 2 will be a more technical discussion on how to use shutter speeds in the camera and understanding how use the camera’s controls to adjust shutter speed.

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Hold that Camera Steady!

Learning the importance of holding the camera is critical.  So far my posts have been about some philosophy around photography. I also want this blog to be about techniques and learning about various ways to create the photographs you want. Therefore this post will start from the very beginning: Learning how to hold the camera steady.

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