Camera Basics Series: ISO Explained – Free Quick Guide

ISO is the third element that works with shutter speed and aperture to complete the photography exposure triangle.

ISO is an acronym for International Standards Organization. By following these standards, all cameras anywhere in the world determine exposure similarly.

This worldwide measure of light sensitivity came into being in 1974. Before that, numerous measurement systems created a lot of confusion.

Learning and using the ISO setting properly, along with the chosen aperture and time value (shutter speed), helps us ensure that our photographs are correctly exposed and look their best.

In this guide, we will take a closer look at ISO and how our ISO settings affect our images.

Here are the points discussed:

  • What is ISO?
  • What effect do ISO settings have on our photos?
  • How do we adjust our ISO settings?
  • How do we determine what our ISO setting should be?
  • Simple guidelines to commonly used ISO ranges

Take a few minutes to learn everything you need to know about your camera’s ISO setting!

Your copy is below.

Photo Credit: Angela Fulks

Popular posts:

Picture of 15 DSLR Photography Exercises to Master Your Camera

15 DSLR Photography Exercises to Master Your Camera

Knowing your way around a DSLR camera is always a challenge when you haven’t learned it hands-on!

Today, I have a comprehensive training guide that should help: Check it out here

Inside, you’ll find 15 step-by-step photography exercises to master DSLR camera fundamentals like exposure, sharpness, metering modes, white balance, focusing and a whole lot more.

All you need is your DSLR camera and just a little bit of motivation to get started (no excuses!)

Take a look now

Or click below, to get a sneak peek on the next page...

→ Next Page

Join 215,000+ Photographers

Get Fresh Tutorials & Inspiration:

Free Photography eBooks

Free access to our library of 250+ downloadable (pdf) tutorials on everything you can imagine.