A Practical Beginner's Guide to Aperture

Along with shutter speed and ISO, aperture is one of the fundamental parameters that helps you create balanced exposures and gives you a ton of creative control over the look of your photos. If you are new to photography and looking to improve your photos, check out this awesome video tutorial that will show you the ins and outs of aperture and how to use it to take better control of your images. 

Coming to you from Park Cameras, this great video tutorial will show you everything you need to know about using aperture for technical and creative purposes in your photos. While shutter speed and ISO are the other two thirds of the exposure triangle, aperture is arguably the parameter that photographers use the most for creative control of their images, so much so, in fact, that many professionals shoot in aperture priority mode, which allows them to choose the aperture they would like to use while leaving the camera to set the proper ISO and shutter speed for a balanced exposure. It is one of the most important camera settings and one of the first things you should work on mastering. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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