Tuesday 9/7/21: Exposure and Aperture

Today’s Agenda:

  • Defining Exposure and Aperture-Fill in the Blank Activity
  • Exploring Aperture Priority Mode on DSLR simulator
  • Looking at Camera Parts
  • Announcement: Quiz on Thursday on Camera Angles, 4-Step Critique Process, and Editing terms (from fill-in-the-blank assignment)

Use the website below to fill in the blanks in the Word document and complete the internet photo activity.

Then add your answers to the questions from the next activity (Playing with Aperture & Depth of Field-questions are in blue) before you turn it in on Teams tomorrow. Save your word document for now.

Website: Learn-Canon Explains Exposure

WORD Document-Exposure and Aperture Fill in the Blanks

Time to “Play” with Aperture & Depth of Field!

Student Instructions:

Step 1: Click here

Step 2: Change the camera mode on the simulator to Aperture Priority (Av) THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!

Step 3: Set the aperture setting (f-stop) to the lowest number: 2.8.  Press the blue shutter button to “take a picture”.  Your picture will pop up for your to see.  Read the info and then click “X”. This will save it in the gallery below.

Step 4: Now take another photo for each of the following aperture settings:  4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, and 22.  You should then have a total of 7 photos saved in your gallery below.

Step 5: View your photos below in the gallery. Click on the first one to notice what aperture setting it was, then click the arrow to view the next. View them all to answer the following questions on your notes above:

  • How did the aperture settings affect the images you captured?
  • What do you think are some reasons for wanting to blur out the background in a photo (shallow depth of field)?
  • What do you think are some reasons for wanting to keep the whole scene in focus (wide depth of field)?

Step 6: Clear you photo gallery by deleting each one. Now change the mode back to MANUAL. Set the shutter speed to 1/60 and ISO to 400.

Step 7: Repeat steps 3 & 4 where you take a photo with each aperture setting.

Step 8: Reflect on what happened to your photos this time, add to your notes above.

Open the document below to browse the Canon camera parts:

The Canon Camera

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