To put it simply, the ISO you set on your camera affects the sensor’s sensitivity to light. ISO really relates to film, and on our digital cameras we technically have ISO equivalents. If you want all the big words and math related to it, read about film speed on Wikipedia.
Let’s say you’re taking pictures at your friend’s second cousin’s kid’s best friend’s baseball game (when people see you have a nice camera, things like that happen). This would be a great time to take advantage of your ability to control the shutter speed. Setting the shutter speed determines how long the shutter is open. The longer the shutter is open the more light comes through to reach the sensor. Continue reading “Shutter Speed: Take Control”
A reflector should be the star of a reality T.V. show: not only could it potentially be used reflect the sun onto a pile of sticks to start a fire, to signal for help, or to guide in a rescue plane, it could save a shot! I haven’t tried those first three things, but for saving a shot, it is my hero! Continue reading “The Reflector: My Hero”
Off-camera flash – love it. Having a flash-lit subject that’s looks unnatural and washed out – not loving it. But there is a solution! Gels. No, not hair gel. (But, just like hair gel, remember not to overdo it). Continue reading “Let’s Gel: Flash Photography”
The biggest way to tell the difference between a beginner and a pro is if the photo is “tack sharp” (the utmost level of sharpness). It’s not just one ultimate secret that will lead you to getting tack sharp photos, it’s the combination of many secrets. Here are 5 ways you can improve your photos, so you can look like you know what the heck you are doing: Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Tack Sharp Photos”