Aperture: Create Dramatic Blur in your Portraits

Tabitha Park, Really good at waiting in lines

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6 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      0:37
    • Aperture and f/stops

      6:08
    • Depth of Field and Bokeh

      8:22
    • Equivalent Exposure

      1:58
    • Portraits

      5:11
    • Final Thoughts and Project

      1:14
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About This Class

In this class I'll illustrate the importance of selecting the right aperture for your scenario. We'll talk about ways to add creamy out-of-focus backgrounds in your portraits, what an f/stop is and how to push your photography to the fullest.

I'll show you a demonstration for achieving your desired Depth of Field as well as the many ways to achieve a properly exposed photo through equivalent exposure.

This class pairs well with my Shutter Speed class but can also be viewed independently :)

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I have been taking Tabitha's classes to get out of a creative rut. Not only do the classes teach basic skills, they build on that and get your creative juices flowing when taking pics!
Shan Bush

Raleigh - Durham

Loved it! So easy to understand by the way Tabitha explains it :)
Loved all your classes, thanks for sharing them.

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Tabitha Park

Really good at waiting in lines

Hi! I'm Tabitha and I teach photography classes. I'm a lifestyle portrait photographer for a living and I make that living in the gorgeous state of Utah! I love plants and I knit and I had my appendix removed in 2014 and sometimes I worry that I might need it later to talk to aliens. Other than that I'm pretty normal.

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