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1) What is an Aperture?

The aperture is an opening (a hole or a gap) formed inside the camera lens by the blades of the shutter. A camera aperture works much like the iris of the eye, widening or constricting to control the amount of light hitting the light sensor. The aperture setting controls how much light can enter the camera at a given setting.

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Ed Mercer

I am the other half of our husband and wife Photography studio with my wife of 41 years Sue. We opened our studio in Danvers, Ma in February of 1979. As members of Professional Photographers of Mass, New England and America, our goal in life is simple – Capture the beauty in every subject and create timeless joy to share. We are still at it after all these years and love what we do as much as when we started. Together we are also teaching and coaching photography, image editing, and the business of photography.

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