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what the numbers on your lens mean

What the numbers on your lens mean

Sometimes we might feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There is no reason to feel stupid or embarrassed if you don’t know this, it is sometimes confusing. So I'm going to run through them one by one.

Beginner Photography - Depth of Field

How to use depth of field

This article will help you understand depth of field, what it is and how to create stunning out of focus backgrounds. In a photograph, the area within the depth of field appears sharp, while the areas in front of and beyond the depth of field appear blurry and it can vary depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance.


Using shutter speed to freeze or blur motion

In this article we'll take a look at how to use the settings on your camera to either freeze moving subjects or blur them intentionally. Today we're going to talk about motion and how to use it to create the images you want