Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Aperture But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)

Most photographers understand the interaction between aperture settings (f/stops) and shutter speeds for arriving at proper exposures. But in the basic tutorial below you’ll learn why aperture settings also play an important role in composition, setting up your shot, and much more.

Vincent Ledvina is a filmmaker/photographer who uses his animation skills to explain how aperture relates to basic shooting techniques in an easy-to-grasp format. After watching this video you’ll understand why he says, “Aperture is perhaps the most important parameter in photography.”

You can find more videos from Ledvina on his YouTube channel, and be sure to watch another beginners tutorial we shared recently on how to use Layers in Photoshop.