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

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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She's a great teacher and really loves what she's doing!
Nice!
Olga Brycht

Graphic Designer living in Maui

I love that Tabitha gave several different ways to explain depth of field, exposure and the trickiest of all for me, the aperture. These examples make me feel comfortable experimenting with manual setting.
Kimberly Purcell

Just Want To Make and Learn Stuff

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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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