Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video ISO control, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- [Ben] If you're originally a film shooter,…then you may not think of ISO as an exposure parameter,…because when you shoot film,…you choose an ISO when you buy a roll of film…and you shoot at that ISO throughout the entire roll.…With film, ISO is not something you can adjust…from shot to shot.…That's one of the great boons of digital photography.…Being able to change ISO on the fly,…means that we have much greater flexibility and freedom…to change shutter speed and aperture.…We can compensate for those changes, to shutter speed…or aperture, by shifting ISO anytime that we need to.…
Somewhere on your camera, there is an ISO control.…You need to find it now.…It might be a dial,…it might be something that you access from a menu.…On this Canon camera, for example,…ISO is selected by pressing a button and turning a dial…and reading a readout either on this screen…or on the back or in the viewfinder.…On this Fuji camera, I actually have an ISO dial.…This is it right here…and as I turn it,…I get a readout inside my viewfinder.…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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