Monday, August 18, 2008
Had a wonderful time with a great group of enthusiastic ladies at the Photography workshop yesterday. Special thanks to those in attendance and to the most wonderful teacher ever, Jen Bueck (and her ink-refilling husband, Robert.)
I wanted to share a little tip on the blog today about adjusting the ISO setting on your DLSR cameras. As you can see, it can make a big difference in your results.
Here is a photo using an ISO speed of 100 on a sunny day:Here is the same photo with the speed set at 200:
The same photo at speed 400:
And at 800:
And finally at the highest speed, 1600:
Learning how to set and adjust your camera varies, depending on the make and model of your camera. I would refer you to your camera manual if you were interested in learning how to "play" with yours. The objective is to use the lowest setting possible to get the clearest shot. The higher up you go, the grainier the picture becomes.
While we're on the topic of photography, I'd also like to mention a few of my favorite sites for tips and such...
For equipment overall: www.bhphotovideo.com and www.amazon.com. I also recommend www.adorama.com as well...
For tips: Karen Russell, Candice Stringham and The Online Photographer .
For inspiration: Karen Russell and Tara Whitney both just speak to me.
My dear online friend Gina Marrow is incredibly talented and has a website here. If you live anywhere near Hudson, Wisconsin, you should totally look into booking a session with her--I would love to have her do a photo shoot of my family for me someday. She is a great scrapper and approaches her photography from a storytelling perspective, and I love that.
I just finished up an online class that I would love to recommend with Candice Stringham here, and I would recommend it for those of you who are looking to brush up on your skills. I am also interested in taking Love Your Camera here in late September as well...
I'd love to know about your favorite sites/blogs for photography if you'd like to share! Please remember to add the links for others if you are able too...I am a student of this art form and love hearing from you regarding your favorites!
Enjoy your day!
Posted by Trish at 10:52 AM