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Photography school lesson 7: ISO effects

What visual effect does changing the ISO have?

  • As we have learnt, changing shutter speed or aperture can have quite a large effect on the images we produce.
  • We use these two settings as a creative tool to achieve the

Photography school Lesson 6: ISO

  • ISO is the sensitivity of the digital sensor or film.
  • ISO is shown as numbers from 100 to 1600. On some cameras it may go up to 3200 or higher.
  • The lower the number (100) the less sensitive the sensor

Photography school lesson 5: Shutter speed effects

What effects does changing the shutter speed have?

  • Shutter speed controls the appearance of movement in the image.
  • It is chosen primarily when you want to depict motion, when you are taking photographs of moving things.
  • When the shutter is

Photography school lesson 4: Shutter speed

  • Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter is open
  • The shorter the shutter is open the less light gets in.
  • The longer the shutter is open the more light gets in
  • This is referred to as fast and

How to photograph oil on water – beginner

Here is a diagram on how to set up your shot to photograph the pretty patterns that appear from oil on water. The important part of taking these photos is to get as close in to the oil and water …

Water droplets photos

Here are some of the results of the water droplets. The blue colour came from setting my white balance to Tungsten.


How to photograph water droplets – Intermediate

I taught a class last night on how to photograph water droplets. Here is a diagram that shows how it was done. For the droplet to be completely frozen the flash should be turned down to its lowest setting 1/128. …

Photography school lesson 3: Depth of Field

Depth of field
Depth of field (dof) is a term used to describe how much of the image is in focus
A small depth of field is when only a small part of the image is sharp, any objects that …

Photography school lesson 2: Aperture

Aperture is the size of the opening in the lens when the picture is taken
-The larger the hole, the more light gets in.
-The smaller the hole the less light gets in.
But the tricky (and annoying) bit, …