How To Work It Series- Class 1: Aperture

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

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3 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Intro- One Big Eyeball

      11:11
    • 2. Depth of Field

      8:17
    • 3. Assignment

      3:33
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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.