Again. And again. In 2015 I’ve been reading articles where aperture priority is proclaimed the only and the best creative strategy in photography. The reasons? Depth of field has a decisive impact on the look of an image. An aperture of f/4 will look very different to f/16. Wow. Great. And what about a speed of 4 seconds compared to a speed of 1/500 in a portrait session? Objection, Your Honor! Aperture is the only creative tool we have once the subject is frozen! In fact once the shutter is fast enough to freeze motion, nobody can see the difference between 1/500 and 1/4000. There’s no impact on the look of the final result.
Oh my god. Leaving aside the fact that I wouldn’t take for granted the lack of impact on a picture shot at 1/500 or at 1/4000, I would pay attention to the expression once the subject is frozen. Doesn’t the choice of freezing the subject deal with creativity? Freezing the subject is not a must. It’s a choice. Important as the choice around the depth of field. So, why do I have to read these stupid things again and again? And not in the forums. But in specialized magazines. In articles signed by professional photographers who kindly make their experience and knowledge available to us.