We been talking a lot of exposure and how learning to work with the individual exposure settings–shutter speed, aperture size and ISO–can give you lots of creative control over the look of your photos.
In particular, our last two posts focused on how the aperture setting allows you to change the depth of field in an image.
And, really, understanding aperture and how it affects depth of field is one of the most important concepts to learn in photography because it has such a big impact on your images. But it also seems to be one that often trips people up. For whatever reason, folks always seem to have a difficult time getting the idea of aperture under their belt.
So, just in case you’re still struggling with aperture, here are two videos that I hope will help. The first talks about the basics of depth of field and how it affects the look of an image. The second goes into the relationship between the aperture size and settings.
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Who doesn't want smooth, creamy, flawless skin?
By using Lightroom's Adjustment Brush, you can give your portrait subjects skin that's as smooth as a baby's bottom in just a few quick steps.
Here's how it's done:
I love images that are steeped in rich, luscious colors.
But I also love the simplicity and charm of black and white photography. There's just something so classic and timeless about a black and white image. Black and white photos are all about shapes and textures and the way that the light plays with those elements. And without color, there's nothing to distract from the message/emotion captured in an image.