February 4, 2019
To learn photography is like learning another language. Throw in some math and a bit of science and it can be pretty confusing. Do words like aperture, shutter speed, and white balance make your head spin? Well breathe easy my friend. I am going to break down a few concepts to get your camera off the shelf and into your hands.
Let’s dive in and start taking better photos in-camera right now!
Have you ever heard the term ISO and thought, okay cool, but what in the world does that even mean!? You’re in the right place! I spent hours and hours of research online trying to figure out what this meant when I first started my photography journey. I’m going to break this down and show you pictures. Hooray for visual learners!
Your ISO dictates how sensitive your camera will be to light.
When shooting a little after sunset or inside where there is very little light, you need a high ISO. Some cameras these days can go into the thousands! This is where the grain(or noise) in images comes from though. The higher the ISO the more grainy, or noisey, your images will look. I try next to go over 5000 for this reason. But the newer and more advanced the camera, the better the quality of the image in low light.