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Photography 101: Using Auto ISO
In its simplest terms, ISO is your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. As ISO numbers increase, so does the camera’s...
Why noise doesn’t really matter
Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images...
Photography without a tripod: Three useful tips
Tripods are very useful, whether it be for low light and night photography, long exposures or to prevent camera shake....
High ISO is not necessarily a photographers enemy
Technology changes. High ISO's are no longer the monsters we photographers have made them out to be. Increased processing power...
Embrace your ISO
Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a...
How to get photos with perfect exposure 100% of the time
Are you eyeballing your exposure? Do your photos tend to be underexposed or overexposed from time to time? Are you...
Everything you need to know about photo math
Photo math isn't math at all. It's arithmetic. It's adding and subtracting light. It's also either multiplying by 2 or...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019
The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we tackled the ins and outs of...
Photography 101: What is ISO?
When it comes to exposure in photography, it seems that most photographers have a reasonably good understanding of the impact...
Shutter Priority and when to use it
Shutter Priority exposure mode is a fantastic tool for controlling how motion appears in your final image. This exposure mode...
The advantage of Auto ISO
In photography, ISO is a rating of your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. A lower ISO like 50 or 100...
5 steps to get out of Auto
When just starting out in photography the typical person will begin their journey with the camera set to Auto. Using...

Photography 101: Using Auto ISO

In its simplest terms, ISO is your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. As ISO numbers increase, so does the camera’s ability to capture more light. In bright, daylight conditions, you can use a low ISO value. For darker scenarios, you

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Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

Read More

High ISO is not necessarily a photographers enemy

Technology changes. High ISO’s are no longer the monsters we photographers have made them out to be. Increased processing power and camera improvements are removing my objections to noise. Anti-aliasing low pass filters are being removed as well.  As a

Read More

Embrace your ISO

Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a feeling that there is too much noise and that is a problem. I suggest that changes are here — and

Read More
Photo Math

Everything you need to know about photo math

Photo math isn’t math at all. It’s arithmetic. It’s adding and subtracting light. It’s also either multiplying by 2 or dividing by 2. That’s it. Photo arithmetic is easy. It all starts with a stop. What is a stop? A

Read More

Weekly Wrap-Up: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we tackled the ins and outs of ISO, got tips on how to recover tough exposures, began to tackle Facebook ads, got some tips on photographing newborns,

Read More

Photography 101: What is ISO?

When it comes to exposure in photography, it seems that most photographers have a reasonably good understanding of the impact of both the shutter speed and the lens aperture. But the role of the ISO setting can be a bit

Read More

Shutter Priority and when to use it

Shutter Priority exposure mode is a fantastic tool for controlling how motion appears in your final image. This exposure mode allows the photographer to set the shutter speed while the camera determines the aperture. Most DSLR and mirrorless cameras offer

Read More

The advantage of Auto ISO

In photography, ISO is a rating of your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. A lower ISO like 50 or 100 means that the sensor will require longer shutter speeds and larger apertures to properly expose an image. A higher ISO

Read More
5 Steps to Get Out of Auto

5 steps to get out of Auto

When just starting out in photography the typical person will begin their journey with the camera set to Auto. Using this mode tells the camera to choose the ISO, shutter speed, aperture, flash and focus. To be honest, the Auto

Read More

High ISO is not necessarily a photographers enemy

Technology changes. High ISO’s are no longer the monsters we photographers have made them out to be. Increased processing power and camera improvements are removing my objections to noise. Anti-aliasing low pass filters are being removed as well.  As a

Read More

Embrace your ISO

Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a feeling that there is too much noise and that is a problem. I suggest that changes are here — and

Read More
Photo Math

Everything you need to know about photo math

Photo math isn’t math at all. It’s arithmetic. It’s adding and subtracting light. It’s also either multiplying by 2 or dividing by 2. That’s it. Photo arithmetic is easy. It all starts with a stop. What is a stop? A

Read More

Weekly Wrap-Up: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up compiles interesting articles published this week on Photofocus. This week, we tackled the ins and outs of ISO, got tips on how to recover tough exposures, began to tackle Facebook ads, got some tips on photographing newborns,

Read More

Photography 101: What is ISO?

When it comes to exposure in photography, it seems that most photographers have a reasonably good understanding of the impact of both the shutter speed and the lens aperture. But the role of the ISO setting can be a bit

Read More

Shutter Priority and when to use it

Shutter Priority exposure mode is a fantastic tool for controlling how motion appears in your final image. This exposure mode allows the photographer to set the shutter speed while the camera determines the aperture. Most DSLR and mirrorless cameras offer

Read More

The advantage of Auto ISO

In photography, ISO is a rating of your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. A lower ISO like 50 or 100 means that the sensor will require longer shutter speeds and larger apertures to properly expose an image. A higher ISO

Read More
5 Steps to Get Out of Auto

5 steps to get out of Auto

When just starting out in photography the typical person will begin their journey with the camera set to Auto. Using this mode tells the camera to choose the ISO, shutter speed, aperture, flash and focus. To be honest, the Auto

Read More
The On Nature column by Jason Hahn on Photofocus

On Nature: What settings should I use for wildlife photography?

When we talk about photographing behaviors and events as they unfold, we think in terms of being “reactive”, or shooting on the fly. In a studio setting, we are “proactive”, we make decisions about pretty much every characteristic of the photo before it is taken. My goal with wildlife photography is to be more “proactive” and make as many choices before the action begins as possible, so I am not fumbling with settings when the good stuff goes down!

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