Tip of the Week: Test Your Camera’s ISO Limit


Sadly, we can’t increase ISO to infinity and beyond. Not yet, anyway. It is important to know the maximum ISO setting you are comfortable shooting at, before you go out to photograph.

For this, keep a colourful object on a table and take pictures of it at different ISO levels. Shoot at a narrow aperture setting like f/11 to get sharp images. Take a series of shots in good light, then dim the lights and take a set of shots again. While analysing the images keep in mind that the camera will respond differently to different light sources.

Photograph/Rajat Gupta