The March 2011 League City Photography Meet up took place on 3/3/11. Below are my notes.
Theme for March ‘11 is Circles and Squares.
- Apr 23 Sat 6:00 AM | Painted Churches
Topic – Aperture
Mike did a great job defining and explaining Aperture. Below are the high points I took away.
- Aperture is also known as a diaphragm
- Standard aperture settings are f/1.8, 2.8, 3.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32
- 1.8, 2.8, 3.5, 5.6 = "Isolation" apertures --> provides shallow Depth-of-Field
- 8, 11 = "Who cares" apertures
- 16, 22, 32 = "Story telling" apertures --> provides great Depth-of-Field
- f/22 is the best for wide angle shots
- The "sweet" spot is usually one stop down from wide open
Additional Information & Links
- NIK Silver Efex Pro (Black and White processing)
- Trey Ratcliff - Stuck In Customs (HDR Indormation and Tutorials)
- OPanda EXIF Reader & Google Search for EXIF Readers
- Book Recommendation from Wayne: The Hot Shoe Diaries - Big Light From Small Flashes
- Joe McNally's Blog
- Tips Handout - On-Camera Flash: Your Last Resort
- Tips Handout - Choosing Lenses: Primes vs. Zooms
- Light Stalking
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” -Aaron Siskind