Trying new things with my photos stresses me out.
I like what I have, I don’t want to have to do a huge overhaul… but I do like to tweak what I already do and make it better if I can. I browsed through April Bern’s photography tips on ARTreprenuer and decided to take on the lesson about aperture settings.
I am not a photographer. I can barely spell the word aperture let alone understand what it means. April broke it down to simple terms that I could understand though, thank you April!
You know when you see the photos that have lovely, dreamy light with blur in all the right spots?
The ones that make you think of unicorns and fairy tales and dreams come true? Well, those photos are achieved by manually finagling with the aperture on your camera.
This “aperture” thingy works by using what is known as “F Stops” to set how much light comes into the camera, and now here is the tricky part! The lower the number, the more light… the higher the number the less light. And here’s the part everyone really wants to know: the blurry, dreamy light of amazement and awe can be achieved through setting your F Stop to a low number.
I messed around with it for a while… here is some of what I came up with…
You can use a point and shoot or a DSLR to adjust the F Stop setting. I think I speak for all of us at ARTreprenuer when I say… try it out, experiment with it and see if you like any of your results!
About the Author: Hello! I’m Danielle, the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Administrative Assistant and summer intern and blog updater at The Merriweather Council. I enjoy sipping iced lattes, listening to boy band music, watching crime solving TV shows and putting things in hoops. I am often covered in little bits of thread and fabric but, well, ‘I want it that way’ 😉