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Big Ben and houses of parliament Depth of Field being used creatively - I feel this gives a much better effect than having shot the image with a smaller aperture which would give a bigger focus in the image (so Big Ben in the background would have been in focus too).

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from PicMonkey Blog

The Ultimate Photography Cheat Sheet

Your ultimate photography cheat sheet guide. Complete with info about aperture and how it relates to depth of field, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure. All the essentials. http://www.photo-geeks.com/understanding-exposure/

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An aperture is made out of aperture blades (usually five to nine) that form a rough circle to control the size of the opening, and therefore the amount of light let in.

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Lenses with higher apertures let more light into your camera -- and let you have more blurring in the background.

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Autumn tree: I like the angle of this shot because it enhances the trees large size. Additionally I like the shallow depth of field, focussing the lower leaf yet enhancing its colour with the out of focus background.

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Photography 101 Tutorial: How To Use Aperture | Beck Impressions Photography

Photography 101 Tutorial: How To Use Aperture | Beck Impressions Photography

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from Lifehack

A Picture To Show You Clearly The Effects of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO On Images

Kleine Hilfe für manuelle Einstellungen

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This photo makes you feel like you're being pulled into it. It blurs out the woman well enough, but not enough to make her completely confusing.

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from Top Inspired

Top 10 Most Amazing Black and White Photos Part 2

Michael Penn - Philadelphia 471 In this photo the aperture was low to create a depth of field. It has a bokah effect where the background is blury, creating a sharp, focused effect on the phone. The shutter speed I imagine was on a low setting, capturing the movement in the background therefore inhancing the stillness and mystery of the abandoned phone.

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