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Capture your subject in the best light with these photography tips that cover everything from nature and still-life photography to fashion photography.
You Will Need
- A digital SLR camera
- A tripod
Analyze the scene, noting the amount of light present and the subject matter you will be shooting. You will be choosing an ISO based on these shooting conditions.
For medium-lit interiors, select an ISO between 200 and 400.
Brightly lit interiors
For brightly lit interiors, use an ISO between 100 and 200.
Outside on bright days
When outside on bright days, choose an ISO between 50 and 100.
Exterior shots on cloudy days
For exterior shots on cloudy days, select an ISO between 100 and 200.
Fast action warrants a fast film speed of between 400 and 800.
Still-lifes & portraits
For still-lifes and portraits, a low ISO of between 50 and 100 is recommended.
Low lighting w/ tripod
If the lighting is low and you have a tripod, try an ISO of between 400 and 600.
Select film speed
Turn your dials to select the appropriate film speed based on your shooting conditions.
Click away—then move on to the next great photo opportunity!