Day 4 - Understanding ISO
on the LCD Panel
ISO settings starting at 100, going all the way up to 6400 or more, depending on your camera. A lower ISO number (100 for example) will give you a sharper, cleaner picture. But it requires MORE LIGHT. The newer your digital camera, the higher the ISO settings it is likely to have.
A high ISO number (1600 for example) needs LESS LIGHT to capture the picture (low light situations, like Christmas Morning). Pictures will be grainier the higher the ISO (6400 for example). So, being in a dark area will allow you to still capture an image, but it will have some grain in the picture.
So, what do bee's have to do with ISO anyway?
Simple, isn’t it? See, not to worry, you are catching on quite well.
Now that you know how your ISO works, I want you to keep reminding yourself over the next couple of days about the worker bee analogy. Keep running it over and over in your mind until you can visually see those bees working to gather light and how many are being sent out to gather light as well. This will help you when we put the Exposure Triangle together and start using our cameras. Great job today! Don’t you just love learning? And, just think, at the end of these 31 days together, you will look back and be amazed at how far you have come. It’s so exciting!
For more detailed reading check out http://mansurovs.com/what-is-iso-in-photography
Today’s Takeaway and To Do’s:
1. Remind yourself of the worker bees, visualize those bees gathering light
2. IMPORTANT Grab your camera and your manual. Find in your manual how to set your ISO
3. Now, turn on your camera, follow the directions found in your manual for ISO settings and get familiar with how low and how high the ISO settings go in your camera (200-1600 for example)
See you tomorrow!
shot in a shade of trees. A sunny day and I didn't need to gather too much light as enough was provided for me from the sunny day
Shot inside an abandoned house with the sun directly behind her. Her front was completely dark or shadowed. But, by sending out more bees by bumping up my ISO, I was able to have enough light to take this picture
Lots of light available from the open sun
See the grain in the picture (Taken in a dark alley)
See how many worker bees gathered light for me? Pretty awesome huh?