Author Archive | Ree Drummond

What the Heck is an Aperture?

Pioneer Woman

[A NOTE FROM HARRY: Digital Media Central guest posts continue with a contribution from Ree Drummond, better known as Pioneer Woman.  This digital photography post is republished from her site, and it’s part one of a series on apertures. Here are parts two, three, and four over on Ree’s site.]

Photography is based on light. Did you know that?

As a matter of fact, “Photos” is the Greek word for “Light.” And I happen to know that only because I’m a homeschooling freak of nature and I teach my children Greek and Latin. When I feel like it.

Anyway, light is everything in photography, and how much (or how little) light enters your camera determines what your ultimate photo will look like.

Are you with me so far?

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