HMS Victory Using Auto ISO

Camera skills

HMS Victory located within Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

The Victory was built back in 1860 and due to the age of the ship and the artifacts onboard, you are NOT allowed to take flash photography. This restriction on using flash, therefore, made this trip the best time to practice using my D7000 with the following setting enabled, Auto ISO turned On and set ISO 100 – 3200 with a minimum Shutter Speed of 1/15 sec. You can set the ISO level to your cameras maximum ISO, however, this will increase the digital noise within the image which you don’t really want.

ISO 3200, 14mm, 1/20 sec, f/4

ISO 3200, 14mm, 1/20 sec, f/4

Thanks to using Auto ISO on my D7000 and by slight also increasing the exposure level by +1.3 I was able to capture the above image in very poor lighting conditions without the need of a Tripod.

ISO 160, 20mm, 1/250 sec, f/11

ISO 160, 20mm, 1/250 sec, f/11

With Auto ISO enabled, once back outside I didn’t need to worry much about the overcast weather, as once again Auto ISO allowed the camera to increase the ISO level when needed, as the above image shows

Using and setting up Auto ISO on a Nikon camera is easy it’s not cheating, it’s a great camera function for when shooting in poor lighting when a flash gun isn’t allowed to be used, but you want to capture that action

What you waiting for, find the Auto ISO setting on your camera and give it a try.

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