iso and noise and my struggles

iso and noise and my struggles

Moments That Matter: lesson 2: topic 4: iso and noise

Played around alot with iso and just couldn’t get a good look:(
Part of the problem was I wasn’t certain what setting to begin with, in the end I ended up using manual, and then adjusted iso, aperture and shutter.
Well happy enough with the first two pics of Sebastian at the pool, but they were taken out of doors, but in a shaded area. Was able to play with settings and ended up with a couple of shots out of dozens I was happy with.
My many, many indoor shots were terrible! I don’t know what to do to correct. The ones I’m sharing were actually the least of the noise, most were too dark or too noisy, really need some advice here. and yes my kids are crazy, an accident waiting to happen.

iso-1 iso-2 iso-3 iso-4

By Erin
Erin, married to my Prince Charming, mum of 10, wannabe photographer. Living on a property on the North Coast of NSW.


  1. Howdy, Can you post your ISO (and other) settings if you have them. It’s a little hard to give you advice as I don’t know how you took these. Also were you doing the DSLR activities?
    Regarding which setting to start with. The ones of Sebastian standing still I would have started in Aperture Priority because there is little or no movement. The ones of the kids inside I would have used Shutter Priority to capture the action. However, this particular exercise is best done with a still subject as you want to take a series of images that are similar and see which ISO starts to cause noise.

  2. Robyn

    am always doing the dslr activities as my camera has allowed me to change all the settings thus far

    and already since then I can see what you mean about the aperture setting, I finally took some decent inside pics and they were in aperture with a still subject, and thinking about it all the ones I was striving for were moving subjects in shutter.

    back to the pics submitted

    1) iso 400, aperture 3.26, shutter speed 1/350, f stop 1/12
    2) iso 400, aperture 3.26, shutter 1/280, f stop 1/16
    3 & 4) ios 3200, aperture 3.26, shutter 1/500, f stop 3.1 and 3.4

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