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Mastering Camera Aperture: Digital Photography Tips and Tricks for Beginners on How to Control Depth of Field [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Hockman
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Mastering Camera Aperture: Digital Photography Tips and Tricks for Beginners on How to Control Depth of Field

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One of the major problems photographers face is not knowing how to choose the right camera aperture for their photos. It's often that a photographer will want to capture a scene, such as a landscape, that’s clearly focused throughout the frame. However, what usually happens is that only the trees in the foreground are in focus and the mountains in the background are out of focus or vice versus. The photo has too shallow depth of field as opposed to a deep depth of field. What went wrong? We’ll teach you in this book.

Other times, a photographer tries to capture that classic "portrait look" with the subject in perfect focus while the background is out of focus and blurred. What tends to happen here is that everything turns out to be in focus. How can this be fixed? You’ll learn what to do in this book.

Finally, a Book on Photography for Beginners and Intermediates that Takes the Mystery out of How to Use Aperture!

Our intention with this book is to take the mystery out of how to use the aperture setting on your camera. Throughout these pages we’ll teach you digital photography tips and tricks on how to master the aperture setting so that you end up with the types of shots you intended. By the end, you’ll know exactly how to minimize or maximize the depth of field within the frame.

Digital photography basics you'll learn include:

- What is aperture
- How aperture is controlled
- What are f-stop numbers
- Standard lens aperture ranges
- Why aperture size matters
- What depth of field is in a photo
- How aperture impacts depth of field
- How to create shallow depth of field and large depth of field
- How to choose the right aperture for your photograph
- and much more!

Also included in the book is an Aperture Depth of Field Chart for you to use as a quick reference for knowing which aperture to start with in order to capture a certain type of photograph.

Throughout the book you’ll also find many great examples of aperture photography.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sadly deficient of any information or content. March 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think that my owners manual was more complete than this book.

For those of you that suggested there was good content; shame on you.

This is a photography book to demonstrate the importance of the aperture settings. Show more than one example.

Depth of Field, you hardly touched the hem of that topic.

What a waste of time and three dollars. Spend the money on a Blizzard at DQ; you will not be left with an bad aftertaste after your purchase.

Again, Shame on the author for this sham of an offering.
Shame on Amazon for no quality control.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For Beginners Only... December 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm prime member in Germany, I ordered the book through the German store and I was charged for it. Maybe I've hit the wrong button.

But this is not the reason, while my review is not so positive as the others.
I was through in one hour of reading, as the book is very short, as a real book it wouldn't be 10 pages at all.
Everything is explained well, but... this book is for absolute beginners only.
When you know what aperture does mean, it's a waste of time to read the book.
I can't understand, that this e-book is No. #1, or I have to assume, that everybody is a beginner.
In other reviews, I've read, that the book is not only for beginners, thererfor I was interested, but this is totally misleading.
I'm a hobbyphotographer for several years now and I would not say, I'm very experienced with aperture, depth of field or shutter speed, but I haven't found one new thing for me in the whole book.

So for me, it was not worth the money and a complete waste of time.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Biggest rip off ever!!!!! March 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
These people that write these reviews have to be relatives of the author. All the so called info in this so called book could have fit into two paragraphs. It is not even worth the lousy $2.99.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too short and basic March 17, 2013
By Rulleri
Format:Kindle Edition
Any website covers more topics than this book. It's a cheap brshure more than a book. Please don't sell this kind of bad books
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only part of the information March 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This subject only looked at one part of depth of field. Items that have an impact on depth of field, lens focal length and distance to subject were not covered.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, pretty basic December 29, 2012
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Basic book about aperture. If you are serious about photography, you have to at least understand aperture. So the book does just that, teaches you the ins and outs of aperture. I would recommend it but don't want people to think it's a long in depth look at the effects on picture taking that aperture has. More a book on what aperture is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Aperture August 25, 2013
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Easy to understand....good for beginners. It covers the basics with but writing and pictures to give you a visual explanation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Basic July 5, 2013
By H1K2
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Basic did not teach anything that one must and does already know. Anyone that has an interest in photography and has spend the cash for a SLR camera already knows the subjects covered in the very short book. The depth that that it goes into is basic glossary.
I got this Kindle book with some others so I would have something to read while on a RV trip. Did not enjoy it and did not go in much of any detail.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Graet Start
great start needs more meat
Published 3 days ago by John R. Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Good overview of aperture settings.
While this book is short, it does a good job of introducing aperture settings and f/stop settings. It can be used as a quick review of the subject or as an introduction to the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Matthew
2.0 out of 5 stars shorter than short
The shortest "book" about this subject. I am highly disappointed because I have had flip cards with tips on them contain more information than this book did. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kristina
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a beginner and this was a perfect "quick intro"
I received my first DSLR (Canon Rebel SL1 / 100D) for Christmas and have been trying to figure out the basics to shoot quality photos. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michael Bruner
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and to the point
Very helpful for beginners. Will happily download the rest of the series and keep as reference. Makes you want to run out and start taking pictures.
Published 2 months ago by Dixie
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome summary!
I am new to DSLR and read a more detailed book and started practicing. This book as well as thr shutter speed one were perfect summaries to,help make it click. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kathy Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
What an easy to understand book. I loved how it explained everything. I liked the examples given so you could see exactly what the author was talking about. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Resource
This is a good book for new photographers. It explains the basics of the aperture and its role in good photography.
Published 3 months ago by Michael J. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Camera Aperture
Just what the doctor ordered. The subject explained in language a new be
like me could even understand. Good job. Highly
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Stephen Hockman enjoys teaching others how to become better photographers. He believes that photography is a skill that anyone can master. All it takes is learning the tricks professionals use to capture great shots. Each week you can find free photography tutorials he has written at These articles serve as inspiration for his books, which provide even more in-depth tips, tricks and techniques on photography.


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