It’s night time and night time is the right time and ISO is what makes it possible so you want to know what ISO is that’s what’s next so in photography basics for beginners I explain and break down information for photographers that are just starting out in very layman’s terms and making it easy for everybody to understand so here.
ISO that’s the one we’re gonna explain tonight I’m doing it at night so I can assure you exactly how it affects your images and your video is o stands for international standard organization now what.
Does that mean I don’t know it’s been around for years it goes all the way back to the film days when.
Wanted to shoot in low light situations like nighttime or wedding photographers or in a dark church or in whatever dark location you can find yourself they would use a faster film speed what does that mean the fastest film speed or faster ISO would allow you to capture images in lower light situations because it collects light into the camera faster that’s all it is but let me show you.
How it really affects even in video what we do every day now I just came into a room at the hotel here in Washington DC and it has tons of light above and pouring down onto me so the ISO.
Is gonna be automatic but it’s automatically low this is your standard shot so you’re not gonna have to really worry about ISO during the daytime and you’re not gonna have to worry about ISO whenever you’re shooting natural light or whenever you’re dumping flash into it a lot because then you can work in.
A very low ISO and some of these cameras every one of these cameras nowadays the ISO is so high compared to where it was five 10 15 years ago that it is just mind-blowing so where we’ve come from film and now we are with.
Digital cameras it is just absolutely amazing so your eyes will be cranked up to.
Insane levels and it’s still possible to get a good shot but you’re not gonna have to worry.
About noise or anything to do with I so now when you step outside and you.
Rien recorded and I’m always being filmed with one light bulb that’s on the side of the hotel right here lighting me which of course this angle is never that flattering but as you can see in the background the noise starts to pick up because the.
ISO setting has to go way up now I don’t know exactly on this camera where the ISO setting is right now because it’s set to automatic.
But I’m still gonna show you as we walk into different sections out here exactly what’s gonna happen with ISO and it’s gonna show you where the problems come in and then what’s more important is that it’s going to depend on your particular camera some cameras like the high-end $5000 and icons and canons and Sony’s you know they can handle extreme amounts of I.
So we’re talking one hundred and twenty eight thousand or something like that but you gotta understand that back in film.
Days their adjustments for ISO settings or their film speeds were probably somewhere between a hundred and eight hundred maybe even sixteen hundred was.
The max that ever will now these cameras nowadays a hundred and twenty eight thousand what is that just shootin almost complete darkness so now when I step out into the parking lot and I’m only using a very Orange II colored streetlight as you can tell by the lighting but now you’re starting to pick up noise and stuff.
And you can see in the darker areas like my jacket and in the background you can see the little specks.
Light in color that are bouncing into the picture and that’s what you call noise noise is a bad thing sometimes you want to get the shot and that’s more important than the noise but most of the time if you can control the noise and get better lighting because what I always say in all of my videos is lighting.
Is everything but if you can’t still get the shot and use the abilities of the cameras so this here is probably not your best option but if it’s your only option get the shot so now that.
We stepped away from the light and the light about 25 feet from me now over there and then there’s another light about 20 feet from me on this side you can start to see even worse noise and we’re in a.
Darker and dark area now I’m gonna try to find the darkest of dark areas and see truly how bad this will get yeah.
So it’s you know about 10 o’clock at night and I’ve come out by a tree now yeah I’m backlit by one streetlight in the parking lot cuz it’s a.
Pretty well lit parking lot but I found a spot and it’s dropping you know everything as low as it can and still trying to pick me up and it’s still getting the shot.
But now you can see a lot more noise and you know what the cameras just not handling this darkness you know now kicking some streetlight but if I get into the darkness it’s still gonna try to find me it’s still gonna try to focus it’s still gonna try to do everything it’s supposed to.
Do but it just doesn’t look as good the noise is getting out of hand and you know I’m just hitting the limits of this little camera but that’s okay but for.
You video guys out there if you buy a camera and you see the highest ISO settings that it’s capable of the.
Higher they are the better it’s gonna be for you because it’s gonna be nothing but except more light faster and it’s.
Gonna get less noise in the background so you want to do look at that and it probably matters more than say all these megapixels they always talk.
About so you don’t really have to worry about that anymore because megapixels are so crazy now I’ll just have to expend them in another video but if you like what I’m doing here and you’re enjoying these videos and.
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