What is ISO: camera sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

    | Photography for Beginners | 19/02/2014 00:01am
    What is ISO: understanding your camera's sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

    What is ISO? Discover how your camera’s sensitivity to light is measured and when you should increase your camera’s ISO setting.

    Shooting in the dark: lose your fear of pushing up the ISO!

    | Photography Tips | 05/02/2014 11:45am
    Shooting in the dark: lose your fear of pushing up the ISO

    In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take the grain with the gain and lose your fear of shooting in the dark at high ISO settings!

    Auto ISO: how to get the best sharpness with the least amount of noise

    | Photography Tips | 20/01/2014 12:35pm
    Auto ISO: how to get the best sharpness with the least amount of noise

    Don’t waste time juggling the ISO between shots! In this tutorial we show you why Auto ISO can work in your favour when light levels are low and unpredictable.

    ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera’s sensitivity

    | Night, Photography Tips | 19/12/2013 00:01am
    ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera's sensitivity

    You can get some great pictures in low light, but only if you know how, and when, to use your camera’s ISO settings. In this tutorial we show you everything you need to know.

    Reduce Noise: a quick, proven method for bagging clean images

    | Photography Tips | 23/10/2012 16:30pm
    Set up your camera to reduce noise: step 3

    Disappointed by grainy images? Reduce noise now with our quick step-by-step tutorial.

    Low-light photography tips: set up your camera to shoot without a tripod

    | Night, Photography Tips | 11/09/2012 11:30am
    Low-light photography tips: set up your camera to shoot without a tripod

    If you’re drawn to the heavy saturated colours of night photography but hate lugging a tripod – or perhaps you physically cannot carry a tripod – you’re in for a treat. Here we show you three quick and effective low-light photography tips on how to set up your camera to shoot hands-free night photography.

    6 tips to improve your Mars landscape photos

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 09/08/2012 13:24pm
    6 quick tips to improve your Mars landscape photos

    The landing of NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, on the Mars landscape marks another small step for the American space agency, but it represents one giant leap for photographers everywhere.

    Here are our 6 easy tips you can use for making sure all your Mars landscape photos are keepers.

    Obliterate image noise in Photoshop: 6 easy steps

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 22/07/2012 13:00pm
    Remove image noise in Photoshop - step 2

    SLR technology is always improving, and one key area is the image quality of photos shot at high ISO settings. But what if you don’t have the newest SLR or have raw images with potential that are suffering from image noise? Help is at hand! By utilising the power of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) software, it’s possible to rescue noisy raw images in a flash.

    Making the case for Auto ISO

    | Photography Tips | 18/07/2012 11:09am
    Manual ISO setting

    Readers often tell us that one of their most common photography problems is forgetting to adjust the ISO settings on their camera when switching between indoor and outdoor shooting. Many often ask if their camera has a reminder they can set. Well, kind of…

    What is ISO? When to increase sensitivity, types of noise and more

    | Photography for Beginners | 20/06/2012 04:00am
    What is ISO? When to increase sensitivity, types of noise and more

    If you’re new to photography you may have asked yourself, ‘What is ISO?’

    Back in the days before digital, film came in a variety of different speeds. The ‘faster’ the film, the more sensitive it was to light – allowing you to use faster shutter speeds than with ‘slower’ film.

    Using these higher-sensitivity film emulsions was useful for moving subjects – and particularly so in low light. This film speed was measured using a number of different scales – with two of the best known, the American ASA and German DIN scales, eventually being brought together to give us the standardised ISO system.

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