Hello to all, I'd like to ask how do you gauge what aperture settings to use when taking a photo? Especially so for a landscape photo or a group photo, what kind of settings do you usually use?
I normally shoot in aperture priority mode, and I try to vary the aperture according to the DOF I need. However, I'm not sure what aperture settings to use when I take a group photo. Do I have to set it to F8 or smaller?
How about for landscapes? I understand that to get more detail you set it to the smallest aperture. However, sometimes when I review the works of others, I find that they only use F8 or up to F12 only.
And sometimes, for portrait they use only F2.8 and a large portion of the picture is relatively clear. I've thought about it and come up with some possible explanations, but I might not be correct. I think that 1) they are standing further away, or 2) they cropped the picture.
Anyone can enlighten me on how you guage what kinds of aperture you use? Thanks!