Aperture is the first factor that affects exposure, but it changes your Depth of Field, which has other factors that affect it
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1- You have an APSC sensor camera, your fixed lens (no zoom)goes has apertures from f/1.4 to f/16. You want to make an image of someone with the largest amount of depth of field, what do you do?
Answer: You put your lens to f/16, and you try to go the furthest to the person as possible while still getting the image you like.
2- Say you have the same camera and lens, but now you want to really blur out the background, what do you do?
Answer: You put your lens at f/1.4 and get as close as your lens allows while still getting the image you like
3- You have an APSC sensor camera and a small sensor camera. Which one will give you the thinnest depth of field at f/4?
Answer: The APSC sensor camera
– Take your camera and make a photo of someone or an object at your maximum highest aperture
– Take your camera and make a photo of someone or an object at your maximum smallest aperture
– Put your camera at your highest aperture and make a photo of something or someone close to the camera
– Do the same for something or someone far from the camera