CPP: Aperture & F-Stops

Steve Kozak M.Photog.Cr., CPP

We know you know these topics, but if you’re prepping for the CPP exam, you’ll want to watch this! Get a refresher on the basics and quell your pre-test anxiety. In this video, PPA Instructor Steve Kozak takes you through Aperture and F-Stops as they pertain to the test. You’ll get tips and thorough explanations of topics including:

  • Aperture functions
  • F-Stops: Whole Stops and Half Stops
  • Understanding the relationship of the F-Stops
  • Depth of Field

Steve talks about it all in easy-to-follow language so you get the facts you need to be an expert in time for the exam!

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Steve Kozak Bio

Steve Kozak is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Professional Photographers Association. PPA Certified and having earned “Master of Photography” and the “Craftsman” degrees, his work has appeared in the prestigious “Loan Collection.” Professional recognition of his work includes the Masterpiece Award from Fuji Film USA and the Sunset Print Award from LexJet. He has served on the PPA Board of Directors and is a PPA qualified instructor for PPA Certification prep classes.

Steve has recorded over a dozen videos for the PPAedu program. These videos include classes on the fundamentals of photography, manual flash photography, exposure, opening a new studio as well as videos for CPP study preparation.


He has taught 19 years at the prestigious Texas School of Professional Photography and 16 years at Imaging USA.  He has also taught at the Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography, The East Coast School, and Image Explorations near Victoria, British Columbia.

Steve serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association.