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What is your go-to aperture?

CarolineJensen
Prime Creator

I was always a person who shot wide open. I love my 1.2 lens, but this last year I tried something different. I shot at f14 nearly all year. I wanted to get more details. I grew to love it so much, even though it was starkly opposite of my past tendencies. 

What is your favorite aperture and why? 

Florals at f14Florals at f14

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DonSmith
Key Contributor

As a landscape photographer, I begin every scene at f/11 (just a little mental reminder to myself to think about depth-of -field) then I adjust as the composition dictates...

Do you ever have to do focus stacking? 

ccrafford
Mover & Shaker

Depends what I am photographing. If it is an event  like a wedding it will be wide open or maybe 1 or 2 stops down for group photos or details  where I need more depth of field.  I also do landscape where the starting point is F11 and then you adjust depending on the mood/feel I want.  For BIF with a long telephoto (200-600) I will try to get F8 so I have enough depth to get detail beyond the eye.

pm-r
Rising Star

I love wide open...  whatever the lens 🙂