the answer is your aperture or f/stop. both of these terms refer to the same part of your camera: the lens opening. the smaller the number, the larger the lens opens and the larger the number, the smaller the lens opens. here is an illustration that helps clear up any confusion on the topic, since it can seem somewhat backwards.
in future tips i may expound upon this extremely valuable tool. but for now, focus on understanding what these numbers mean and try to control your aperture, taking portraits with the lowest aperture possible.
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