Over The Moon … So To Speak

I thought I would do a post on the differences that ISO makes to photos. I took the same photo several times on the same shutter speed – 1/2000 second. Then I changed the ISO for each photo coming out with a different shade each time. I then did the same with a street light. All on 1/2000 second and different ISO.

Speed 1/2000 ISO 100

Speed 1/2000
ISO 100

Speed 1/2000 ISO 200

Speed 1/2000
ISO 200

Speed 1/2000 ISO 400

Speed 1/2000
ISO 400

Speed 1/2000 ISO 800

Speed 1/2000
ISO 800

Speed 1/2000 ISO 1600

Speed 1/2000
ISO 1600

Speed 1/2000 ISO HI1

Speed 1/2000
ISO HI1

And these are the same settings with the light.

Speed 1/2000 ISO 100

Speed 1/2000
ISO 100

Speed 1/2000 ISO 200

Speed 1/2000
ISO 200

Speed 1/2000 ISO 400

Speed 1/2000
ISO 400

Speed 1/2000 ISO 800

Speed 1/2000
ISO 800

Speed 1/2000 ISO 1600

Speed 1/2000
ISO 1600

Speed 1/2000 ISO HI1

Speed 1/2000
ISO HI1

 

47 thoughts on “Over The Moon … So To Speak

  1. Al – Great idea to do a post about ISO!

    On the small scale in which the images appear in this post I like the 800 ISO shots. But like you said in one of the earlier comment: the look gets more graini on a bigger scale. For that I would probably try a longer exposure (that’s how it’s called, isn’t it?) and a tripod?

    Thank you for the chance to learn something!

    Much love,
    Steffi

    • Glad you liked it Steffi. I decided to try and do it whilst I was on my rear balcony waiting for someone to arrive. If I had time, I would have used a tripod for an even better and more accurate shot.

      • I know you would have and these images are a great demonstration of what effect the different ISO settings have. πŸ™‚

        Actually, I ended with a question mark because I personally am just slowly discovering the possibilities and was wondering if you would even have a better method for getting a more accurate picture if you had aimed at getting one.

        • I think the best way is to use a tripod that way you get rid of the shakiness completely, and whether you use a flash or not makes a difference. these were done without flash. Had I used it, they would have come out more of an orange tinge. There are some hints on my page at the top under Photography cheats that I need to put into some sort of order.

          • Ah, that’s very insightful. Thank you!

            I also read somewhere that using grey filters can bring out more details due to the different exposure time or something. Sounds crazy but it looked really great. For that you would definitely need a tripod, though.

            I’ll check out your page for those “cheats” some time! (when I feel more awake πŸ˜‰ )

    • They do, but they tend to bring out a more grainy look. As you say though, there is more there. You can see some stars near the moon.

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