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I decided to produce this as an example of use of apertures and aperture priority.

The above images are taken at standard full-stops from f/1.4 to f/16. Inlaid into the images are the f-stops they were at and also the exposure time. As you can see, as the aperture size decreases (larger f/ number) one full stop the exposure time halves to produce a photo of the same exposure.

On modern (D)SLR's it is possible to select third steps giving even greater flexibility. Than shown above, for more information of F-numbers and apperture sizes see [link]

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:iconcosmicplatypus:
CosmicPlatypus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student
Thank you! This is very useful :)
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooo helpful! It's really easy to tell now what all of the f/whatever means! It makes no sense to me and this really helps to see what they'll each do.
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taqzzi Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
hi. i would like to know if its possifle if u can tell me how to change the aperture on a nikon s8000
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I don't think you can on that model of camera.
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taqzzi Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
hey ,this is really good.
so i have a nikon s8000 and i wud like to know how to change the apertures on it????? please help!!
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kristyjade Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Simple. :)
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e3daam Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice ..
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Artarchitectural Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Great demonstration of DoF.
It would be too cliched to say 'a picture is worth a thousand words' so I won't...
Nice image as well.
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Tefferen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
That's very helpful. Thanks a lot.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
This has been featured in my news article Photography Basics - Artistic Nude Style!.

:aww: :heart:
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
thanks
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xenia-u Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I was just looking for something like this! I was so worried about my new lens, which lowest aperture is 3.5. (I have the lens for a few days so I don't know is it good or bad...)

Thank you. :+fav:
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:iconstumac1985:
StuMac1985 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
no problem
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Str8UpSkills Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008   Photographer
Phenomonal Tutorials , I always wanted to attempt this very idea, but you did it for me ! great jOb! :star:
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jessegirl94 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
yay now i know about how to focas i was trying to do that with my camera and i never knew how to.
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Ravengirl9 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
"We do what we must...because we can"
:D
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gabis44 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Student
wow, this is great! very helpful. I'm just starting to take pics now, but, as I don't have the money to buy a professional one at the moment, I still have to use my compact digcam, that doesn't allow me to use this kind of feature. =]

it will be very helpfull when I put my hands in a nice reflex camera. thanks a lot.
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
no problem!
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
Hi :)

This is featured in my latest news article, The basics of artistic photography, which you can read HERE.

Thank you for making something so fabulous.

:heart:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, that is amazingly helpful! I don't think my camera gives me much control, but I'll definitely start thinking about it, and playing around more than just pointing and clicking :D
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Glad its been an inspiration to you!
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Redandwhite Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done! Beginners will definitely find it useful. I'll reference a few beginners to this.

So many people mess up their understanding of the f-stop ratio.

By the way, I read that you use an Oly E-1 (wow!). It's a nice camera, but what Zuiko lens allolws you to go to 1.4?
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
none of the Zuiko Digital lenses allow you to goto f/1.4. For this tutorial I used a sigma 30mm f/1.4 that is available in the four thirds fitment.

I also now have a Nikkor 50mm f1/4 with an adaptor that I can use on the E1. Obviously only in Apperture priority/manual and manual focus
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Redandwhite Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I see.

Darn, I have an old Nikon 50 1.4 and it won't even meter! What pisses me off is if I mount it on a Canon or Olympus or Pentax mount, it will meter perfectly.

If I want metering I would need the D200/D300
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TimeTurnedFragile Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Student Photographer
i love this tutorial. i've been referencing it for the past two weeks off and on. thank you so much!
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
I'm glad you have found it usefull!
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pynipple Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
this is an excellent example of aperture and depth of field ... great job

as you know, it's much more complicated than just what this shows, but this is a really good starting point for understanding lenses in general
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
Thank you, as you say there is much more to it, but like everything with photography, getting a good basic understanding is where you need to start!

Thanks for the :+fav:
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hellosexy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Hey man, this would really help me train my staff at work would you mind if I used it to show them what an aperture does? I will reference you of course. Thanks
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
thank you for the compliment, note sent.
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Elixir188 Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Just wanted to know if i set my shutter speed will it set the aperture mode for me? Or it is ok to set the Auto focus Lock?
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
There are normally 4 diifferent modes on Modern DSLRs. Fully Automatic, Fully Manual, Shutter Priority and Apperture Priority. The first two are self explanatory. Shutter priority you pick the shutter speed and camera selects the apperture you need. With apperture priority, you pick the apperture you want to use and the camera selects the shutter speed you need!
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:iconelixir188:
Elixir188 Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
ok i guess my camera is shutter priority but my camera is a compact digital does that matter?
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:iconstumac1985:
StuMac1985 Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
ahh being a compact it probably only has shutter priority
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:iconelixir188:
Elixir188 Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
so how to get a blurry background but the foreground is in focus?
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:iconstumac1985:
StuMac1985 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
very quick shutters will force large appertures, also using maximum zoom (longer focal length) will give similar effect
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Elixir188 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Oh ok thanks you for all your help.
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:iconstumac1985:
StuMac1985 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
any time :)
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kojnyciuke Featured By Owner May 6, 2007   Photographer
Thank you. I just searched for that. [img][link]
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
searched fro what exactly?? :confused:
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noir-badger Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice!!
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
thank you, and thanks for the :+fav:
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arphot Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Yup ...great ref. I'll look around, but what club?
As in:
"dantomas Apr 4, 2007, 3:19:09 PM
submit this to the club stu!!"
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:iconstumac1985:
StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
thanks club is *unseen-photographers
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arphot Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
yw . . . & thanks
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jerrymares Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Thank you for this. Great Reference tool!
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
:)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Good reference image. Thanks mate! :)
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StuMac1985 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
:D
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