Film Grain, Noise & What ISO Setting to Use (DVG 005)

Increasing the ISO setting on your camera makes your camera's sensor more sensitive to light. 

But why wouldn't you just want more light sensitivity? More light is almost always good right?

Unfortunately not.

In this episode I'll discuss ISO, which is the last of the three camera settings that impact the exposure triangle, and how it works. I'll also discuss the differences between film grain and camera noise, as well as how to add or remove each.

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(Note: the cover photo for this episode is a photo I took last year in Florence, Italy. There was actually no added noise in it, because I shot it at an ISO of 200, but I added film grain to it. Did you guess correctly?)