Beginners Guide To Aperture Choice

Starting this month, we are recreating our old beginners’ guide articles by adding fresh content and images mixed nicely together with the old classic. Mike Bell begins this new series with aperture choice

Landscape photographers generally want images with sharp detail throughout from the foreground to the distant scenery. Achieving this requires good quality equipment, careful focussing, a sturdy tripod and the use of a shutter release cable or timer-delayed shutter release to minimise camera movement. One piece of advice beginners receive early on is to use a small aperture (high f number) to maximise the depth of field. Generally speaking this is good advice but it should be applied selectively and with some discretion ...

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Mike Bell

Mike is a landscape photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland where his photographs have been used by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, Visit Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and local tourist associations.

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