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May 23

Opening Up

By beginnerphotography | Camera Settings

Opening up the lens refers to adjusting the aperture, and therefore the lens opening, to a wider-diameter aperture. For example, going from f/11 to f/5.6 is opening up. Opening up refers to decreasing or using a smaller f-stop number, which increases the amount of light entering the lens. As a  photographer you could say, “I […]

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May 16

Overexposed

By beginnerphotography | Photography

Overexposed is when the subject, or scene, has a white or “washed out” appearance. Extreme overexposure can yield a photo which is  completely white and lacking great amounts of detail. These overexposed white and washed out areas may be referred to as “blown-out highlights” or “clipped whites.” It may help to remember the difference between […]

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