I recently came across this blog on pinterest. It was posted as offering weekly lessons on using your DSLR camera to get amazing pictures. Aimee is a mom with a photographer hubby who is teaching us how to use our fancy cameras...without the fancy, technical terms.
The second week focused on aperture. Here is what I learned. Aperture regulates how much light is let into the camera. The lower the aperture, the more light that is let in. And vice versa. Following Aimee's instructions, I set my ISO and white balance to auto and turned my command dial to A (aperture priority). This lets me change my aperture as I wish. I took a couple of test shots while changing my aperture. Here are just a few!
See how the background becomes more in focus as I raise my aperture? Interesting...very interesting.
Also interesting, the higher my aperture, the slower my shutter speed.
I love Aimee's explanations! They are so easy to understand. It's exactly what I needed, a mom teaching me how to use my camera...as opposed to a photography teacher teaching me. This weeks assignment focuses on shutter speed. Go check her blog out!
I think I will start thinking of names for my future photography business now....