If you are new to photography, it is likely that you have come across terms like aperture, shutter speed, f-stop, f-stop chart and so on. These terms might sound confusing, but they are part of the language of photography and describe the mechanics and technical details behind the way an image is recorded.
In the spirit of understanding the basics of photography, I present this guide to using the aperture on your camera and how it affects image making.
In this guide, I will answer the following questions:
- What does the aperture do?
- Whatis f-stop?
- What is depth of field and how does the aperture affect it?
- What is the F-Stop chart?