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If you’re just getting into photography, it can be rather intimidating. What’s ISO? Aperture? Shutter speed? How do I get...
Photography 101: Fast times and slow times too — Shutter speeds
At a fundamental level, the shutter speed you use when capturing a photo primarily determines how motion is conveyed in...
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...
Photography 101: Why won’t my camera take the picture?
Recently, I saw a message in a photography Facebook group that asked why a person was having trouble taking pictures...
Photography 101: The difference between fixed and variable aperture
When I purchased my first DSLR — a Nikon D5100 — it came with a kit lens. It was 18-55mm...
Photography 101: How to read and understand a histogram
Whether you use it in-camera or in your post-processing software, you ultimately will come across a set of mountains that...
Photography 101: Which lens should you buy first?
You just got a fancy new camera, with a shiny kit lens that, for the most part, has served you...
Photography 101: How does noise happen at a low ISO?
One question I'm asked a lot is "Where does all the noise come from when my camera is set to...
Photography 101: Why Focal Length Matters
When we look at the basic principles of photography, one of the key elements has to do with focal length....

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

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