100 Tips in 100 Days Part 2: Shooting in Wide Aperture

100 in 100 Part 2

In low light, you need to use wide aperture because it allows you to use a faster speed, thereby lessening the risk of blur due to camera shake.

A wide aperture also lets you choose a lower ISO setting that usually results in higher image quality. Plus, the narrow depth of field of a wide aperture setting can draw attention to your subject by blurring the foreground and background.

There are drawbacks, however, in using a wide aperture, and these are explained by Mason Resnick in Adorama’s 100 in 100 Part 2, a collection of practical photography tips which is now on its second series.

[Via: Adorama.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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