ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed – Oh My!

Photography Homework…Take ten photos in different settings and record ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed…I’ll also try to very briefly explain each for those of you trying to use your manual setting instead of automatic.

In these two photos I only adjusted the ISO.  These photos were taken one right after the other.  What a difference light sensitivity makes!  ISO is also referred to as “image noise” or how “grainy” the photo is.  A lower ISO is usually desirable.

By adjusting the Aperture setting you can change the “depth of field” like in this necklace photo. By using a lower Aperture in this photo it made the thing (the necklace) that I wanted to focus on be completely in focus and everything else not in focus.

ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/100

Now for Shutter Speed… This is where you can either freeze action or blur motion…On these next two pictures my shutter speed was higher so I could catch the motion (shooting a sling shot & riding a motor bike) without a lot of blur.

I know it’s a lot to take in, and there is certainly a lot more to these camera settings, but why not take your camera off manual and go out and play.  Take photos, adjust your settings, and observe the results!

The rest of these pictures are just some pictures that I recently took with ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed noted…


Mathew 5:16

16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

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