What is aperture?

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  1. lasershot

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    Hello,

    I have a simple question, what is aperture? This may seem like a dumb question but I'm just starting out and haven't a clue...
     
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    I suggest for photography specific questions skip google and jump straight to wikipedia. It has everything from beginners descriptions to advanced formulas : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture
     
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    Buy "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Petersen - he will explain all and also discusses in depth the relationship of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
     
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    Just received my copy today! Can't wait to read.
     
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    Aperture is lating for "opening." It's a device in the lens that opens or closes in order to let the proper amount of light into the camera. It also controls depth of field as a result.
     

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