Back to Basics – Understanding ISO

On this Adorama video Mark Wallace takes a look at a basic but important topic – camera sensitivity or ISO.

Wallace takes the practical approach on this video – instead of getting into the more technical aspects of ISO and sensor sensitivity – he simply explains how ISO ultimately affects your photography – how on the one hand it allows you to shoot in lower light situations (keeping your aperture and / or shutter speed) while on the other hand Wallace also demonstrates some of the drawbacks of increasing your ISO – primarily, increased image noise.

You can find  many more helpful photography tips and techniques on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.  You can also check out more of Wallace tutorials here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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