Feb 6, 2010

Monthly Photo Tip - February 2010

I commonly choose between two aperture camera settings that I use as a starting point to capture flora, fauna or landscapes. One is for wildlife and flower photography where most of the time I desire to freeze the action or blur out the background to enhance the main photographic object. Depending on the used lens I set the aperture to 5.6 and under. This guarantees the fastest shutter speed to freeze the action such as birds in flight or rushing water. Combined with a long lens this low aperture setting limits the depth of field providing a blurred out background eliminating unwanted background distractions. On the other hand in landscape photography I usually like to maximize depth of field. Here I choose an aperture setting of 11 and above. Combined with a wide angle lens this aperture setting provides best sharpness and depth of field results that reach from the foreground all the way to the background throughout the image. Be aware that the higher aperture setting slows your shutter speed and depending on your photographic goals you may have to compensate with higher ISO settings or use of a tripod to minimize camera movement and loss of image quality.

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