How To Work It Series- Class 1: Aperture

Lissabeth Anglin, Doing all the things, coffee in hand.

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3 Videos (23m)
    • Intro- One Big Eyeball

      11:11
    • Depth of Field

      8:17
    • Assignment

      3:33

About This Class

This How To Work It Series is for the beginner who would like to learn to harness all the power of their DSLR camera and shoot in MANUAL mode. I explain it all simply and easily- and with a Texas accent, of course. :)

In this class, we will cover aperture. Aperture (otherwise known as F-Stop) is one of the most important things to understand when you are shooting your camera in manual mode. It's what creates that beautiful blurry background and makes your subject really pop!

This video covers all the ways aperture impacts your photos.

A few recommendations before you get started...

For the most effective learning, I recommend doing each lesson in order, with your camera nearby so that you are able to locate functions/controls as they are mentioned. It's also very effective to take the time to PAUSE the video while you practice or find the button you're looking for- this may be obvious, but I've learned that a hands-on technique is the BEST way to learn. 

Of course, you are welcome to revisit lessons in any order you choose- but they do build on each other, so that is why I recommend starting with this class. :) Also, please make an effort to DO YOUR HOMEWORK and post it for us in the project section. Being able to interact with other attendees and me will allow us to really help each other in specific areas and also tell you how awesome you are doing. 

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I knew this about the aperture but always like to hear others teach it. I like the fact you gave that tidbit about adjusting the meter. So many classes I've taken do not talk about doing that. It was the missing piece when I started to learn how to shoot in manual. I'm not an expert, but I love just listening to others and picking up little things that I might be missing. Great Job!

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Lissabeth Anglin

Doing all the things, coffee in hand.

Hi there! I'm Lissa Anglin, and I've been a professional wedding and portrait photographer for over 10 years. I specialize in clean, classic images which are above all, genuine. Over the years, I've met many people who had "fancy" cameras, but didn't know how to use them! I LOVE teaching people how to make the most out of the camera they have and learn to enjoy photographing their kids and adventures. So, I've landed here on Skillshare to share what I've learned and hopefully inspire a few ot...

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