Monthly Archives: February 2010

Flower in the Rain Comments Off on Flower in the Rain

Flower in the Rain - Golden Gate Park

Flower in the Rain - Golden Gate Park

Other Creative Outlets Comments Off on Other Creative Outlets

Some days you need to take a break and do something a little different… Today was gray and rainy and just felt like something warm and cozy would be perfect. So I put some creative effort towards making the house smell wonderful :)

Home Made Bread Out of the Oven

Homemade Bread Out of the Oven

Home Made Bread Sliced

Homemade Bread Sliced

Sunrise Comments Off on Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

Night Lights Comments Off on Night Lights

Night Lights

Night Lights - San Francisco

Aperture Comments Off on Aperture

Alright… Over the past month I have posted some of my favorite images, taken over the last couple of years, and provided my personal take on why I like them (or not). The next part of this project is to get a LOT more familiar with my camera. So, I’m going to break it down into sections/components and dedicate a month to perfecting my knowledge of each item.

February is dedicated to Aperture – the ‘A’ setting on the camera dial.

Here is the important stuff about Aperture:

  • It’s the size of the ‘hole’ that lets light into the camera.
  • Measured in f-stops.
  • The smaller the f-stop the more light will reach the camera sensor (or film).
  • The f-stop range will vary by lens.
  • The more light in a scene, the larger your F-stop should be.
  • Large aperture = small f-stop = shallow depth of field*.
  • Small aperture = large f-stop = great depth of field*.

*Depth of field – the amount of the image along the z-axis (depth) that is in focus.

Let the fun begin…