Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 9

Many of you may have the option of setting your ISO on your camera.
Some may wonder, "What does this do to effect my pictures?"
Well, you may notice that when you set this to a lower number and it is darker, your pictures will be blurry.
Many newer cameras have the option of setting yours REALLY high.  Mine goes up to a Hi 2-over 6400.
You can set your ISO to Auto, which I normally do when shooting.  However, if you want to shoot in Manual mode, you are going to be setting your ISO.

So, what do the lower numbers mean and what do the higher numbers mean?
When shooting with a lower number, say 160, and it is bright and sunny, your pictures will be good.
Now, lets shoot with that same number on a dark, rainy day.  You aren't going to have that clear image.  Instead, it may be a little or a lot blurry.


When you have a lower number, your camera isn't as sensitive to the light as it is when you have a higher number.
Your shutter speed will be slower, so when you shoot, your camera will take every little bit of shake in your hands.  Setting your camera on a tripod will help with this.

So, now lets set it to a higher number.  It's bright and sunny again.  Your ISO is set to 1000.  You keep taking pictures and you think they are beautiful!  But, you notice that when you look back at them, your pictures looks very grainy.


"WHAT HAPPENED?"
It was too high.
I did this before.  I took some beautiful- so I thought- pictures.  Then, I came inside, and I noticed that my ISO setting was still bumped up really high.  What did I have?  Grainy pictures.

So, play around with it a little and you will get the hang of it.  I still am, but I thought I'd share a really brief idea of setting your ISO.


If you would like to see the tips from the previous weeks, click on the links below.
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 8
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 7
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 6
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 5
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 4
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 3
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 2
Photo Tip Tuesday- Week 1