Micro Four-thirds: Using the Auto ISO Setting
I always love it when something that I’ve scorned for years becomes part or my everyday life. It shows me that there is always something new to learn. In this case it’s using the Auto ISO setting on my camera. I started taking photos before there was auto anything and I’ve always prided myself on knowing the right ISO, aperture and shutter speed for any given situation. After all isn’t that what separates me from other photographers?
A few years ago I started shooting more in Program mode, letting the camera decide the shutter speed and aperture for me. I never wanted the camera choosing the ISO because of noise at higher ISO’s. Well now that the new Micro Four-thirds cameras can shoot clean images up to ISO1600 or even 3200 this has become less of a concern for me. I’ll still choose the ISO myself if I need an image for an HDR shot or if I plan to make a large print, otherwise as you can see from these images Auto ISO works great.
Mark Toal works for Panasonic as a training representative in Portland, Oregon. His views on this blog are his own and do not represent Panasonic. You can see more of Mark’s photos on his web site at www.marktoalphotography.com. Mark can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org