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Photo Tip Friday ISO changes

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One of the great features of digital cameras is the ability to change the ISO at any time on a shoot. The majority of my images are shot at 100 ISO but there are occasions when I change this to a higher rating, especially if the image is only for web resolution.

Have I ever forgotten to change this back to the lower setting? Yes! So now I double check, especially before a shoot that the ISO is set to the speed that I want for the particular scene that I am shooting. (My default is always set back to 100 ISO)

The easiest time to forget is when you have finished a shoot on a higher than normal setting, put the camera away and next time you start photographing forget that its on a much higher setting than is needed for the shot.

As best practice its good to check the cameras ISO setting when you put the camera away and again when you take the camera out. Also if you have changed the ISO for a particular shot on a shoot don`t forget to change it back when the higher ISO isn`t needed and don`t be caught out with unwanted noisy images.


Author: Stephen Studd Photography

Stephen graduated from LCP in London in 1987 with a 2:1 BA Honours degree in photography. Since then he has travelled the world as a professional freelance travel & garden photographer. His photography has been published in many areas around the globe; from front cover of National Geographic magazine, to countless travel books, brochures and print media. His work has also been used in many advertising campaigns, with clients such as Fiat, Citigroup, Caribou Coffee, Expedia, BBC and countless others and his photography has picked up numerous international awards.. Stephen leads travel photography holidays and tours to Burma, Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Vietnam & the USA. He also leads Bluebell photography workshops in Gloucestershire and landscape photography workshops in the Gower, Wales. Stephen can be contacted for commissions via his photography website.

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