Thank for your tip
the lower the iso speed the better the image quality
so for stationary subjects, use lowest iso and a tripod
set to aperture priority and choose the desired depth of field, let the camera select the shutter speed.
too bright? adjust exposure compensation to minus
too dark? adjust exposure compensation to positive
photography is so simple with digital
exposure is crucial in getting what u want.. why not go borrow Michael Freeman Perfect Exposure..
sometimes we want to overexpose or underexpsore for certain effects also..
Is good to use flesh for night shoot
Last edited by rhino123; 6th September 2011 at 09:01 PM. Reason: Add the words "or exceed", thanks Tecnica for pointing that out.
And if it is building or landscape, flash might have limited use... because flash might not have enough strenght to be thrown off that far and cover that wide.
You have my support broOriginally Posted by sinned79
But I also support using flesh
i think tripod is a better option then tweek iso
It's not just the ISO. It's your entire exposure setting comprising of shutter speed, aperture as well as ISO
There's no fixed ISO that I will use, it depends on the light level. I will use an ISO that is as low as possible but at the same time does not give a shutter speed that is not hand holdable i.e. will cause photo to be blur due to shake. Alternatively, just increase ISO when shutter speed beyond hand holdable speed.
Last edited by ArcticFox; 8th September 2011 at 08:41 PM.
I use ISO 100 for my night scene mounted on tripod.
I use ISO 800 together with flash if my subjects are near
I use ISO 6400 when I don't have my flash and my subjects are in compromising positions and worthy of a grainy picture because it is a worth a thousand words even though they are noisy words.
If it is too dark, you have under-exposed, if it's too white, you have over-exposed.
hand held w/o VR. I can only handle 1/30. Have to compensate it with ISO, but for cropped cam, I try to maintain it at 1600 max
Honestly speaking, if it was me then i will stick to nothing lower than 1600 (ISO) if i am using a cropped sensor cam. Going above that will give you lot of grains in the photo and dead pixels too. Use a tripod if your subject was still, if moving then too bad just bump up the ISO to 1600. It always depends on the way you review your photo. For me i personally feel anxious about grainy photos, so i try to use flash or tripod (still objects).
If you are hand holding, you will probably want to adjust it till you can shoot without shake. 1/focal length shutter speed.
if you are using a tripod, just shoot at base iso (either 100 or 200) for best pic quality
if you wanted to freeze or have creative motion blur things in the photo, adjust iso till you get the right shutter speed.
PS. I'm ignoring f-stop here to simplified things.