Photography Adventures – ISO

So, what did I learn this week? Well I learned that there is a lot to learn when it comes to understanding photography. I am excited for the challenge but am quickly realizing the learning curve here is going to be quite huge! I shared last week that I was going to begin by following this cheat sheet I had found about the three lessons a beginning photographer needs to know. First step, learn what shutter speed is and how to it.

I started googling and pinning but felt quite overwhelmed with the vast amount of information I was finding. A few of the articles I read suggested that understand ISO was the place to start before shutter speed. Phew, okay I will start there then! Did I mention there is a vast amount of information out there? I began by reading ISO Settings in Digital Photography  from Digital Photography School that helped me first understand what ISO even means and from there it explained a bit about understanding ISO. I have a feeling that this website will be a good resource as I move forward. I am not sure if I have started in the right place but I have started learning and that’s what I need to go forward!

So far I have figured out that when deciding on what ISO level you will need, you need to understand the light that you are taking your photograph in. I had read a lot of articles but left each reading confused. That was until I found the video below to help clear up some of the muddy waters for me! This is the best and clearest resource I have found so far! I am now subscribed to Mike Browne’s YouTube Channel and will continue to use it to help me throughout my project. I really like that he was concise and to the point!

As we all know, some of the best learning happens through practice! I pulled out my camera and decided to play around with the ISO settings. My goal throughout the next week is to continue to explore ISO and document the differences I see in the different levels. Also, I need to find a way to store my photos in a way that makes them easy to share here on my blog. Any suggestions!

For now I share with you some of my exploring from today!



One comment

  1. It really is crazy how much information is out there. That is why personal learning networks can be so affective!

    You have a cute pup there. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your project

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