Aperture Collage

-In your own words, what’s the definition of Aperture and it’s role in the Exposure Triangle?

Aperture is the adjustment of the camera lenses which allows the photo to blur out or focus. It changes the depth of field for an image, for example a smaller aperture has a shallow depth of field. The larger the lens the more details are captured as more light is entering the camera. The smaller the lens the more light appears within the lens which only allows it to focus on the objects near to it.
The role of aperture in the exposure triangle is that the higher the Aperture the faster the Shutter Speed, and also the lower the ISO. But the lower the Aperture, means that there will be a slower Shutter Speed as well as a middle/larger ISO.


-When would you use a lower aperture or a higher aperture?  Give an example of each situation.

A lower aperture would be used if you wanted to capture a part of the image while blurring everything else around the focus point, this also is a shallow depth of field. A higher aperture would be to widen the lens and take in more of the image while displaying every aspect of the image sharply.
For example if you wanted to take a photo of an entire view like for instance New York’s Horizon, you would use a higher aperture to take in every detail. But if you wanted to take a photo of an object or person but there are lots of things happening behind the intended target you would use a lower aperture to blur out the things behind the target captured.


-What are some things you need to be careful when having either an aperture that is high or an aperture that is low?  What can go wrong and what are some ways you can avoid these problems? Be specific of the other exposure triangle settings that you might have to manipulate.

Many cameras have limitations to the aperture, and some can’t go very low or high. Thus, many of us have to adjust to our restrictions when taking photos by not taking it too close or too far. Another thing that many have to be wary about is the image that you want to capture, for instance when you have a setting you want to keep you have to have the right aperture to catch the opportunity. So whenever you take photos you have to check your aperture beforehand and adjust it to fit the image you want to take.


-How does understanding Aperture and it’s role help you navigate the camera in Manual Mode?

Aperture helps us navigate the camera as it gives us another option to use in Manual Mode, this role can be used to show a different perspective, as well as style.



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