(pronounced by the letters – I – S – O)
ISO was one of my favorite elements to learn when I went back to school for photography. When I figured out how to use it and its effect on my images I was amazed. You can ise this as one easy way to add a bit more brightness to your photos but like all thing’s if you adjust you ISO you’ll need to adjust Shutter speed and aperture as well. Go too high and you’ll wash out your images and add too much digital noise causing your photos to have a grainy feel to them. But if done properly you can kick up your ISO just enough adding the right amount of brightness and your photo will be perfect. https://madcrisimages.com/coming-of-age/
ISO was explained to me by my Photo 101 professor as the worker bees. If you have it set at 100, it is like you are sending out 100 worker bees to bring back the light for you. If you set it higher, 1600 for example, you send out more worker bees, 1600 in this case, to bring back light for you. The lower the number the less light. Something to keep in mind about ISO is it can sometimes affect the amount of “noise” in your picture. Noise is when your picture looks grainy or pixelated. If your photo is properly exposed it shouldn’t matter what your ISO is set at because it shouldn’t be grainy.
The key is to remember that typically if you are outside shooting then you can have a lower ISO such as 100 or 200. If you are indoors with low lighting you may want to increase your ISO to around 800.
Remember: Lower ISO = less light / Higher ISO = more light
It’s really that easy, let me know what you think and feel free to share some of your photos. This post is also the second of a 4 part series, the first one was posted earlier this week on Aperture check it out, put the 2 concepts to work and see how you fair.
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