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Blog April 30, 2019

Everything you should know about Aperture

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Writen by nitin.jha

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“We don’t take a photo, we create stories through camera.”

Our photographs uncover many tales which do not require words to explain. There are few concepts in photography thatcause a little confusion among the photographers. Aperture, is one such section in the cameras, which confuses amateur photographers. So, we are going to unpack some very useful information about Aperture, in our article. Since, Aperture is a very important factor in determining the quality of your photographs, our article will uncover everything you should know about Aperture.

What is Aperture?

Aperture is nothing but the size of the hole, which permits light to pass in the lens. The size of the hole is adjustable with the help of buttons on the camera. The measurement of aperture is done in f-stops; where “f” stands for “focal”. The lower the number of f-stops, the bigger the hole or opening. A larger f-stop (number) means the aperture is smaller. Aperture size will always vary in different types of photography like portrait, wildlife, landscape, long exposure, macro & close-up photography. There are many things that depend upon aperture viz., image brightness, shutter speed, image clarity & sharpness, and depth of field.


Depth Of Field (DOF) is controlled by Aperture.

Depth of Aperture

Why Aperture matters?

  1. The larger the hole, the more light enters while, the smaller the hole, the less light enters.
  2. Aperture controls how blur an image can be…
  3. Aperture also regulates the exposure.

Different size of aperture

Aperture basically resembles the pupil of our eye, if the pupil is bigger, it will let more light to come in; if the pupil is smaller, it will let less light to come in. With small apertures, a larger shutter speed is required or a higher ISO. If the lens has a maximum aperture opening, it lets in more light and hence enables the photographer for a faster shutter speed.

Congratulations! You are one step ahead in the basics of Aperture. Once you get the principles behind Aperture cleared in your mind, it becomes less frightening for you to grasp. This article will definitely help you take control of lighting in your photography.





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