I will openly confess that of the three elements of the exposure triangle, Aperture took me the longest to fully grasp. It seems straight forward enough, Aperture is just the size of the opening in the lens when a picture is taken, and changing your Aperture requires you, or the camera, to make adjustments to the other pieces of the triangle (shutter speed & ISO).
I have no idea why I’m afraid of extremes in Aperture, but I am, and I have no idea why I rarely shoot in AV mode, but I don’t. Knowing that I have this fear of missing a shot due to Aperture errors (I made plenty of these in the early days) and also knowing that I spend far too much time messing with my settings in Manual Mode, my goal for the remainder of the week is to shoot extremes in Aperture while working in AV (Aperture Priority) mode.
For me, an Aperture of f16 is a little outside my usual comfort zone of f5.6-f11, but I will fully admit that I think it made today’s shot pretty crisp despite the fact that the only lens I had along was my 50mm portrait lens…
“Photography is not about the cameras, gadgets, & gismos. Photography is about the Photographer. A camera didn’t make a great picture anymore than a typewriter makes a great novel.” Peter Adams