Posts Tagged ‘iso’

Dixie Dixon Tells the Nightmarish (Now Funny) Story Behind One of Her First Huge Production Shoots

It’s easy to assume the successful photographers in the industry have always had it figured out. Commercial shoots fell in their laps and they took to the experience like they were born with a Hasselblad in their hands. But that, of course, is not always the case.

In the episode of Behind the Glass above, Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon tells the tale of one of her first major campaign shoots… and how it almost went terribly wrong. Read more…

Understanding ISO: A Simple Explanation of How ISO Works and Why Increasing It Creates Noise

Ever wondered what’s actually going on inside your camera when you take your ISO from 400, to 800, to`1,600 and so on? If you’d like to find out, this straight-forward explanation by Ian Gibbons of PanvistaProductions from 2012 does a great job of explaining the electronics behind the exposure. Read more…

The Manual App Gives You Full Manual Control of All Your iPhone’s Camera Settings

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The now-public iOS 8 brings about a number of updated features that give users more control than ever before, and one of the most talked-about ones is the ability for developers to integrate full manual control of the camera into their applications.

A number of major camera apps have already done that, but there’s a new app out that focuses on full manual controls and full manual controls alone: it’s called (go figure) Manual, and without any extra bells or whistles, it emphasizes giving you complete control over you iOS device’s camera without any other distractions.

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Video: Review Pits the Nikon D750 Against the D610 and D810

Just over a week ago we featured Matt Granger’s review of ZEISS’ recently-announced Otus 85mm f/1.4, and today he’s back with a quick review and comparison test of Nikon’s newest full-frame camera: the D750. Read more…

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

What is it about this picture that 'was' considered along with high ISO?

What is it about this picture that ‘was’ considered along with high ISO?

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can now shoot in situations where previously, I ‘had no choice’ but to use flash or put the camera down, so it’s no surprise many photographers are taking advantage of high ISO to be able to shoot in poor existing light.

The key word here is ‘poor’, so I’ll elaborate. The rule of light is that when a light source is large and close, it is at its softest, but when a subject becomes further away from a light source, the quality of that light deteriorates at a fast pace. So much that it gets to a point where the light ends up looking muddy and horrible, because the contrast ratio of light on the subject compared to the background is almost non-existent. Read more…

Back to the Basics: ISO and Noise Explained

As photography technology continues to improve year in and year out, the ISO ranges we’re capable of pulling quality images from are getting truly ridiculous. But as amazing as the improvements in ISO are, it’s important to have an understanding of what ISO actually is and how you can make the most of these growing numbers.

It’s those questions that Mike Wallace tackles in the detailed video above, as he breaks down that part of the exposure triangle that is all too often misunderstood or ignored altogether. Read more…

Back to Basics: Short Walkthrough Covers the Exposure Triangle for Beginners

When you’re first learning the basics of photography, one of the first things you find out about after dropping out of ‘auto’ is the exposure triangle.

Consisting of shutter speed, aperture and ISO, the exposure triangle is a system that takes into account each of those variables, making exposure adjustments a breeze when you need to change one of the variables for a particular situation (say, freezing motion or achieving a shallow depth of field). Read more…

Sony’s A7s Put Through a Production Level Low Light Test, Continues to Impress

We’ve shown you the incredible low-light capabilities of Sony’s 4K-capable A7s camera before. But for the most part, the previously-released tests were fairly static and didn’t offer much in way of production-level footage.

EOS HD’s Yosh Enatsu took note of this fact, and decided to put together an impressive production-level comparison to show you just how well this mirrorless beast can handle the dark. Read more…

The Sony A7s Gets Taken for a Spin at ISO 409,600

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Sony announced the full-frame mirrorless A7s earlier this week. And while its 4K video capability was arguably the most touted feature, we were more intrigued by the 12-megapixel sensor that tops out at a ridiculous ISO of 409,600 … almost half a million ISO … in a mirrorless camera.

So, how does footage (and therefore images) look at 409,600 on the A7s? Well, Sony commissioned Den Lennie to show it off. Read more…

500px ISO: A New Visual Storytelling Blog for ‘Unique, Crazy and Beautiful’ Photos

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Earlier today, 500px officially launched 500px ISO: a story-telling blog consisting of 500px photos and original content created by a team of editors and photographers.

Striving to be “home to the best photo stories on the web,” 500px ISO wants to “surface the unique, crazy, and beautiful stories that result in the photos you see on 500px.” Read more…