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Click Click! 014: Blue and Round

"Blue Beauty" | 1/4000s | f5.6 | ISO: 800

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”
-Just a simple guy with a camera

Sort of a tough topic or a tough week, while there are still a few things I still wanted to shoot for this topic. I ended up only getting one photo.  I can’t seem to find a subject that’s both round and blue. It’s sort of like when you misplaced your TV remote control, and are looking for it, and can’t find it.

This week, I want to discuss the basics of Aperture.

You may have seen a photo of your family or friend where that person is in focus, but the background is all blurry. This is accomplished by using shallow depth of field. Typically by shooing at a lower F number (F5.6). When you are shooting a landscape, you would like the entire photo to be crisp, therefore you want to shoot at a higher F number (F32).  Just like many things in life, nothing is perfect, when you shoot at higher F number (F32), the shutter speed became slower. If your hands shake or if you’re not using tri-pod, the photo may become blurry.  If you shoot at lower F number (F5.6), the shutter speed is faster, which then yields you shallow depth of field.

"Blue Beauty all in focus" | 1/200s | f32 | ISO: 800

Not to be any more confusing, but actually Large aperture = small F number, and Small aperture = large F number. Just keep that in mind, or like I do, just use the F stop as your own reference. Pretend you are inside a hole, the larger aperture = larger hole which equals more light. Small aperture = smaller hole which equals to less light.

As you can see that sometimes it’s better to have a shallow depth of field when shooting your subject. This is what DSLR or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC or EVIL) can do is to give you the shallow depth of field. As you can see that second photo “Blue Beauty all in focus” is not as interesting, and the viewer tends to be distracted by so many things in the photo.  There you have it, Aperture for the week.

Again, I am just a beginner in the world of photographer, and sharing this exciting world of mine in recording every moment I can.

Hey, give it a shot, here’s next week’s photo challenge for you: Taller than you

Lastly, thank you again for your photo submissions, and many of them were great. You can find one below, and many others in the gallery view. If you have any questions or tips, please email me at rkwan@abccubed.com, and if you like this article, please rate it.



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