Apparently Michael does not know English or Spanish!! Everyone please email Michael at michael.orangetree (at) gmail.com and tell him how to spell APERTURE!!! I would love for him to get at least 9.3 million emails before he checks it tomorrow morning!!! Is it true that blondes have more fun??
Back to the video:
The second variable of exposure is Aperture. What is aperture, it's pretty simple actually I will explain.
Your aperture setting controls what your flash is illuminating. If you take a picture and your flash is overexposing your subject(leaving giant white marks everywhere) you need to stop down (close your aperture). For example if you are shooting at f/5.6 you need to stop down by changing to f/8.0 and so on. If your subject is too dark, then you need to open your aperture to let more light in. So second example, if you are shooting at f/5.6 you need to change your aperture setting to f/2.8.
Pretty basic right??? It is!!!!
Examples after the break, if you have any questions leave a comment and we will answer quickly!!!
Primero (Oh my spanish ROCKS!!!!) example, as you can see the sky (background or ambient light) is exposed well at a shutter speed of 1/40th of a second. Well is relative, this is the effect that we wanted in the picture, but the model is overexposed with an aperture of f/2.8. TOO MUCH LIGHT!!!
So, we try to stop down (making the aperture smaller) and go to f/8 from the f/2.8 we were shooting at and this black monster happens. Notice the sky color, no change since we didn't change shutter speed because we know that shutter speed ONLY controls the ambient light.
What's that?? It's all making sense?? I can see a grin and you have some green stuff in your teeth!!!
and finally... the correctly exposed image!! The aperture was set to f/4.0 and shutter speed at 1/40th of a second and it worked like a charm.
Any questions, leave a comment. Not about the Granadilla, we're not really sure what it is, could have been a practical joke the supermarket lady sold to el super gringo!!
The End!!! For now....tell a friend or 50 about this site and GET OUT OF HERE WITH YOUR SILLY GRIN LIKE YOU JUST LEARNED SOMETHING AND TAKE SOME PICTURES!!!