We’re going back to Aperture to learn about Depth of Field in our photos.
you are wonderful!!
Very nice thank you
You are a great teacher of this art form. Thanks again
you think that also works when in video mode
Hehe, i like how you give real life examples to explain a concept. Your
tutorials are truly awesome :-)
WOW – You are quite the teacher, Thank you!!
Thank you Debra!
excellent explanation and demo of aperture!
Hey, its me again. I changed my mind from buying a DSLR,; I now want a good
point and shoot camera. I saw the cooplix P7700, and I thought that that
could be a good option. Price and characteristicas are brilliant. Do you
think that camera is good for a begginer wanting to enter into more complex
photography? Is it a good option? If not, which cooplix would you suggest?
Thanks a lot!
Hi RedlineRossi! Thank you so much! I love teaching, aside from photography
it’s one of my great passions!
Boas, Absolutely okay to post that here, and I greatly appreciate the
offer. I’ll be looking you up on Soundcloud. I haven’t incorporated much
music into my videos yet, but I’m definitely interested in doing so. Thanks!
Hi Andrés! Sorry for the long delay! The P7700 would be a very good option,
all the features and manual control of an SLR in a very nice point and
shoot package. This would be an excellent choice for a point and shoot that
will give you plenty of capability for learning photography.
2 of 2 The other situation is for increasing the depth of field for more
sharpness throughout the depth of the image. The issue however is that
shooting at tiny apertures like f22 actually decreases the sharpness of
your image, even as it increases the depth of field. This is due to
Diffraction, and I talk about this in a video. I can’t link in the YT
comments, but the video is called, “Diffraction and How to Get the Sharpest
Photos From Your Lenses: Tack Sharp Photos pt 2 of 3”
Wow! You are an amazing teacher. Thanks
Thanks vmshino! The fixed aperture doesn’t limit your control, because you
can always close the aperture to make it smaller and increase depth of
field. Fixed aperture just means that when you zoom through the range of
the lens, you have the option of using that maximum aperture (such as
f2.8). Many of the cheaper lenses don’t offer that, so that when you zoom
the lens, the aperture becomes effectively smaller, decreasing the amount
of light you can get.
Thanks man! wise words 🙂 So i got a baby girl 10 days ago… and guess if
the camera is on 24/7 😀 But i’m bummed about taking colour pictures inside
since i get a really high red colour peak. Im using the standard lens that
came with the camera (which i can live with) but now planning on buying my
first “other” lens. I was thinking Canon EF 35mm F2 too start with. Just
need to convince the misses that its definitely worth the 250-300 euros. Is
it? Also im planning to get a good flash for it.
Hey Boas! I’ll do this in two comments. (1 of 2) f22 would be useful in two
situations. First to block out light to allow you to set your shutter speed
to a desired setting. For example, when trying to shoot a slow shutter
speed during the day to capture flowing water. To get a shutter speed slow
enough, you’d need to shoot 1/30 or slower depending on the speed of the
water. During the day, even at ISO100, you’d need a tiny aperture to block
all the daylight to get to 1/30.
Thanks! I’ll find you on flickr, and the 35mm is a nice lens, but for baby
pictures, you might be better off with a lens like a 60mm f2.8 macro. This
lens will allow you to get very close and very intimate shots of your
daughter. The 35mm is a great lens, but it’s wider, and doesn’t allow you
to get super close, so you’ll be getting larger, environmental shots.
That’s good for mama and the baby type stuff, but a macro will be GREAT for
intimate photos of the baby girl! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 😀
Roger that milli vanillli chilly willy! Ill go check it out.. I opened a
flickr account now so I can share my progress.. Only 3 pictures of my
cooking there at the moment.. but ill keep adding,.. and experimenting.. My
username is BoasÖrn (yeah thats the letter ö, just copy paste it :D) Thanks
again! Wonderful tips! And nice to have fundamental understanding of these
You’d use small apertures like f22 for two reasons: 1. If it is VERY bright
and you need to block out lots of light for the shot. An example might be
if it’s during the day and the sun is shining and you want to use a slower
shutter speed. 2. To get greater depth of field so that more objects are in
focus. However, there is a diminishing return on using the smallest
apertures for that. I did a video on it called, “Diffraction and how to get
the sharpest photos from your lenses”
Hi Bobo! Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed the video and found it helpful!
That’s awesome, and I’d love to see some of your photos. Do you have a
flickr page? Get in touch if you ever have any questions. Thanks!
Well….. i’m now learning the basics here on my holiday. So i’m waiting
for myself to understand the “nature” of the relationships between the
SP/AP/ISO… so soon id love to start to get creative.. So no flickr page
yet 🙂 I do mostly music so this is a whole new level of arts for me. I do
have one question though.. In which situations would I ever need f22 for
example? You mentioned it in this video… so erh.. ill check it again
haha.. Thanks again!
great videos spyros! one question , does having a fixed aperture lens
(ex.2.8) limit your control in some way of the depth of field, meaning
since its a wide aperture the subject would be “isolated” from the
background most of the time?
oh and hey,.. if you need some music to your videos or projects then let me
know.. (no money involved of course) I make a lot of different styles of
songs as a hobby.. jazz/metal/bossanova/pop… you name it.. There are some
songs on soundcloud if you search for user boas-2 Give it a listen……
(hope its ok to post this here) Now for some damn finnish forest picture
hey man… ive had this EOS 500d for god knows how long… This morning i
felt a bit restless and decided to study some photography and I have to say
that these videos were awesomely helpful and you described the aperture,
shutter speed dept of field and all like it was as easy as playing with
yourself… Thanks man! I finally get this! 😉 Gonna go check more of your
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