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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lisa's Photo Card Tutorial - Part 2

The second part of Lisa's photo tutorial  is focusing on ISO (film speed), Shutter Speed and Aperture. Lisa explains that the higher the film speed, the more you can see the film's grain in the photo. I am using a SONY 3x cyber-shot automatic digital camera.   The still life arrangement on my window sill was already there, I didn't try to rearrange anything for the sake of a perfect composition. I am just trying to get an understanding of the ISO function.  I think that I have absorbed quite a bit of the information that Lisa has been teaching ... but it's going to take some practice!  These photographs were taken at 10:00 this evening. I did not use a tripod. When I resized the photos to extra-large, I certainly could see the difference in the film's grain on the photo.  There was much more grain on the window screen in the ISO 400 photo than the other settings.  I liked the look of the ISO 200 photo. I apologize for not leaving the photos in the extra-large mode but they were too big for the blog.

ISO 400

ISO 200

ISO 100

ISO Auto

I hope that you are joining Lisa for this tutorial, it's a lot of fun!


  1. I'm learning too, Susanne. Took my photos today. it's so nice of Lisa to do this for us, isn't it? Love your pretty window display! Hope you're having a good weekend! :)

  2. I did the first one, now I need to try out this one too. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Susan! So glad you had time to experiment with ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and so glad the tutorials are helping, too! You made me smile BIG when I read that! :)

    I think you are right about the ISO 200 photo being the best, at least without a tripod. Does your camera have a zoom lens? I wonder if it recorded the settings that it used. So say if you were at 50mm for the zoom, if the shutter speed was smaller than 50 then that's probably why the shake in the ISO 100 one. (That's the rule about not trying to handhold if the shutter speed is greater than the lens.)

    Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  4. Oh and! I tried to email you but it bounced :(

    Just wanted you to know :)

    More hugs! :)

  5. I like the 200 also! TFS for sharing that!