How does Aperture work?

Answer The shutter of a camera opens and closes allowing light into the camera, the hole in the shutter is the aperture.

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What does the aperture do in a camera?

The aperture is like the eye-lid on a human. It decides how much light to let through to the sensor.

How does aperture affect depth-of-field?

Answer The smaller the aperture, the wider the depth of field.  Additional Answer Depth of field is also affected by the focal length of the lens. For any given aperture, longer focal lengths (tel... Read More »

How does the aperture setting affect photographs?

aperture is equivalent to the iris in your eye. It can contract or expand depending on how you set it.The iris in your eye will contract so the pupil will reduce in size when you're in a bright spa... Read More »

How does aperture affect the quality of a picture?

Through exposure. If your outside shooting on hot sunny day your picture might be over-exposed if you shoot an image with an f-stop/aperture of a about f/2-f/4. You can change your f-stop to about ... Read More »