For the last several posts, we have been talking about exposure and how we can use it to creatively change the look of our photos. And in our previous post, we looked at using the aperture settings to change the depth of field of an image.
But it’s important to understand that your ability to change the different exposure controls depends on the limitations of your gear. In particular, your choice of aperture size is dependent on the limitations of your lens.
This is where the concept of lens speed comes into the picture.
The term ‘lens speed’ refers to the maximum aperture of a lens. A lens that has a maximum aperture of 2.8 or larger is often called a ‘fast lens’. That’s because the larger aperture lets in more light, allowing you to use a faster shutter speed and still have enough light to get proper exposure.
So a fast lens allows you more flexibility in terms of depth of field and in freezing motion with a faster shutter speed. They also allow you to shoot in lower lighting conditions without using a flash.
On the other hand, fast lenses are heavier and more expensive. That’s the tradeoff. There’s always a tradeoff, isn’t there?
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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.