Why Every Photographer Should Try This Camera Setting

ByDavid M. Conte

Apr 10, 2022

Whether you’re using full auto mode, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, or manual mode, there’s a setting that could make your life easier. Here’s why it could be useful for almost any photographer.

For an embarrassing part of my camera usage history, I took pictures entirely manually, setting shutter speed, aperture and ISO myself. Typically, when capturing the action, I found myself tweaking my ISO to manage my exposure while relying on the histogram on the back of my DSLR to keep tabs on my exposure.

If someone had told me about Auto ISO, I could have saved myself a lot of fiddling and probably captured a lot more Guardians as a result. Discovering this framework has been liberating, allowing me to make more creative decisions rather than finding myself constantly distracted by having to keep such a close eye on my settings. Of course, you always have to keep this in mind, but the automatic ISO requires less concentration, which allows you to focus on other aspects.

If you haven’t tried it, you could fall into one of two camps: someone who hasn’t moved away from Program Mode yet, or someone who’s a hardened all-manual shooter who just doesn’t want to give up. at any degree of control. Whichever camp you fall into, watch this video, try Auto ISO and see how you do. I made the switch and never looked back. Let us know your thoughts on Auto ISO in the comments below.