Elements of Photography: Week 2, understanding Aperture
Class 2 Understanding aperture. One of the most commonly used settings on a camera, aperture priority mode allows for photographers to change the depth of field and radically alters the appearance of photographs. A live demo then practice sessions with found objects or people.
- Review photos taken during week. Lighting challenges, or did you think about some aspect of lighting?
- Look through last weeks lighting workshop. Discuss and identify the lighting used.
- Introduce the exposure triangle. Switching away from Program mode into Manual, or Aperture priority.
- What does aperture do?
- Depth of Field.
- Overall Flash control.
- DEMO: Show slideshow of sample images.
- Workshop: F8 with 3 objects, f2.8 with same.
- Extra time: Light Painting with tripod.
Sample photo of how a shallow depth of field can improve the appearance of portraits