ISO is a scale of numbers that refer to your camera’s sensitivy to light. They usually start at ISO100 and increase from there to ISO25600 and even higher. Following the megapixel wars of the Naughties, the leading camera manufacturers turned their attention to ISO. We’ve since seen some incredible advances in sensor technology with some cameras now able to record images in near total darkness.
The general rule of thumb for ISO is the higher the number, the more sensitive your camera is to light. Doubling the ISO doubles the sensitivity and increases the exposure by 1 stop but not without a cost. As the ISO increases so does the noise in the image. Set your ISO too high and you’ll either have to Continue reading What is ISO? How to set it correctly on your camera »
Have you ever seen a panning shot and thought ‘Wow! I wish I’d done that”?
Want to freeze a moving subject with an awesome background blur?
Tried panning with your camera but disappointed with the results?
Panning is one of those photography techniques most people shy away from. I don’t know why because it’s very easy. You don’t need any special equipment, just a bit of ‘know how’ to set your camera up and a little bit of practice. Once you’ve perfected the technique I’m going to share with you, you’ll be panning like a pro in no time. Continue reading Panning – The Photographic Art of Motion Blur »
Are you struggling to get sharp images with auto focus?
Do your images sometimes look soft or not quite in focus?
Does your camera sometimes focus on the wrong thing?
Auto focus is great but the way you use it makes a big, Big, BIG difference in the pictures you make.
In this article we’re going to look at how you can use your camera’s auto focus (AF) to make sharper images. We’re going to cover simple techniques to give you an immediate improvement in any situation; we’ll cover more advanced techniques for specific scenarios and we’ll look at how to configure the AF in your camera for best results.
AF points: one is enough!
As you look through the viewfinder of your camera, how many auto focus points does it have? All mine have 9 arranged as a diamond but yours may well have more. (Leave a comment and let me know together with which camera you have ;-))
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