Home / Video / Technical / Camera Controls / Setting your ISO

Setting your ISO

wedding photography course


ISO is one of the greatest tools on your to help you shoot sharp images - and get creative with your shutters and apertures too. With your ISO settings you can make your camera more or less sensitive to light. But what would you want to?

Suppose you wanted to freeze the motion of a girl spinning round and round and there was not enough available light to set a fast enough shutter speed to freeze her movement. You've set the widest aperture and still the shutter speed is too slow.

By increasing your ISO the camera becomes more sensitive to light so it doesn't need such a long shutter speed. So you can speed up the shutter, freeze the motion and have a sharp image and it's all thanks to your ISO settings.

It all sounds complicated but hey - so does driving a car if you try to explain it in words. You just have to get out there and use your ISO in the real world and before long you'll be doing it without thinking.

Related Videos

Latest Videos

Like our free videos? Please help...

You don't have to and it's not expected, but many of you lovely people have asked if you can help keep these videos free


Help us Grow

Thank you

commasopencommascloseThe 7 Building Blocks of Photography has massively improved my photography overall. Since completing the course I feel much more confident. Putting the blocks in place has definitely made me think about each shot and it’s becoming natural rather for me to do this now. The course is worth more than the price and I definitely recommend it.
- Robert White -


No posts yet, please be the first!


 Create New Account 
 Forgotten Password?