For Complete Beginners
Designed to help you find where
Aperture, Shutter Speed,
ISO and Focus Area Points
are on your camera and how to use them.
Please watch the intro video first and then tick off the items on the checklist.
Once you have done that you will be ready to start watching the tutorials.
Before We Start - Please make sure you can tick off all these items:
Locate and know how to change APERTURE (A or AV)
Locate and know how to change SHUTTER SPEED (S or TV)
Locate and know how to change ISO
Locate and know how to change your Auto-Focus Area Mode
Did you know that you can dramatically change the look and feel of your photograph just by moving the Auto - Focus Area Point? Follow along with your camera to see how this works...
ISO is one of those very important things that a lot of people don't really understand. To start with let's have a go at changing it and seeing what it does. Please follow along using your own camera...
Now you have seen first hand what ISO can do to affect your image please watch this video as I explain how it works...
Don't worry if you have to watch it a few times before it makes sense. And don't forget, it will make more sense, the more you practice!
For ISO Explained - Unit 1 - Video 8
It is not necessary to learn the ISO numbers at this stage but here is a list of common ISOs. Notice how this chart illustrates that the higher the ISO number, the faster the shutter speed that could be used. This will become more apparent in future units so don't worry if that doesn't quite sink in just yet!
You've Completed Unit 1