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Ben R

member since: 12/18/2003
 

Focus?


How do you make it so one part of the photo is in focus (such as a flower) then have the background (a tree for instance) blury, and also what does aperture do?

12/28/2003 9:19:31 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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cammphoto.com

member since: 7/17/2003
  The aperture setting, (f-stop), is what determines how much of the scene will be in focus.

To isolate an individual object... such as a flower, set your aperature to a low number (f-5.6 or lower), and focus on the flower. The background will then be out of focus.

The higher aperture numbers increase your focus range, (depth of field) progressively. At f-22, everything from the foreground to infinity should be in focus.
Also, the aperature setting, in conjuction with the shutter speed, controls how much light reaches the film for proper exposure.

12/28/2003 9:48:30 PM

 

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