This week’s theme is “f/11.” Photographers control three variables to create their exposures (photographs): shutter speed, ISO (sensitivity to light), and aperture. The aperture size, also referred to as “f-number” or “f-ratio,” refers to the size of the opening of your lens. Depending on the lens, the aperture could go as low as, say, f/0.7 (super low!) or as high as f/32. Changing this value is what allows us to control the depth of field in our photographs. A lot of us portrait photographers tend to keep our aperture pretty “wide open,” meaning, a very shallow depth of field (think: small f-number), so it was a definitely a change for me to shoot at f/11.
Thank you to Tyler Rippel of Tyler Rippel Photography – www.tylerrippel.com for this wonderful challenge.
During the snow storm this morning, I went to the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, walked down the boardwalk a little ways, set my aperture at f/11, got my shutter speed and ISO where I wanted them and took this snowy image.