Past Meetup

Know your Camera: Aperture!

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Price: $10.00 /per person

Washington Park, Albany, NY

Washington Park, Albany, NY · Albany, Ne

How to find us

We will meet in the park by the Moses Fountain then head to the Park Playhouse, and to the bridge. Please check the map for specific location.

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A workshop designed to assist you with learning all about the basics of Aperture. Aperture is one of the Exposure Triangle points, and IMO is the most important aspects of your photography and perfect exposures. Help! What do those F #'s mean? F-what?

You will learn what Aperture is and how it works to create beautifully exposed images. We will briefly talk about the Exposure Triangle, but will primarily focus on F-Stops, Light and Depth of Field in this educational and hands on session. We will also discuss how to use DOF to creatively isolate your subject from the background. Terms such as wide, narrow, broad, shallow, small and large will be covered, as well as f ratios & f-stop fractions.

DOF can get pretty complex and confusing when you get technical with terms such as "hyperfocal distance, diffraction or airy discs", so we will be keeping it simple and basic to start you out.....but if you have any questions on anything more complicated, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. The F-Stop ratio sequence in stops:
1 – 1.4 – 2 – 2.8 – 4 – 5.6 – 8 – 11 – 16 – 22 – 32

....but I have more f-stops than that! It's ok...we'll talk about that and clear up any questions you have.

All attendees will be provided with a take home guide to help you remember all of your new found knowledge.

No special gear is needed other than your camera and your lenses. A tripod is very helpful but not necessary.

Feel free to bring a lawn chair or cushion if you wish. We will be stationary as well as moving around to photograph.

Attendance will be limited to provide adequate one on one assistance. A few sessions on this topic will be scheduled.
There will be an auto waiting list so be sure to check back on the day prior to the workshop as you may be moved up on the list. See you there!

Date: Saturday June 21

Time: 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Albany's Washington Park - meet by the Moses Fountain.

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