What is an F-Stop

Wherein Alice went down the rabbit hole and fell into a magical land where all manner of things began to make sense.

Quick….what’s an f-stop? What does it do? Why does it matter? How does it play with shutter speed?

Apparently this is one of the hardest things for the average person to learn. I can actually see people’s eyes glaze over when I try to explain it.

There’s no crying in mathematics.

If you ever want to turn off that ‘auto’ mode thingy and do some purposeful creating, you’re going to have to understand F-stops. This video by Dylan Bennett does an excellent job of explaining the much misunderstood F-Stop. The ‘aha’ moment comes around minute 10-ish:

Give credit where credit is due.

I didn’t find this little gem on my own. A fellow blogger and amazing photographer, Jon Armstrong of Blurbomat fame found it.

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