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Gnarly 8-Bit Photography Tutorial Tackles Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO

I’ve written about Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO quite extensively on this site, but I recently stumbled across this video by Matthew Gore, which proved to be the perfect visual supplement to those articles. Composed in an 8-bit NES style, Gore’s 10-minute tutorial on the three most important tools in photography is engaging and easy to follow. If you’ve ever struggled with the relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed or ISO and you’re a visual learner, this video might be the perfect prescription.

Just a little verbal refresher to compliment the video:

Aperture= The opening of the lens.

Shutter Speed= The amount of time the aperture is open.

ISO= The sensitivity of the sensor.

The larger the aperture (lens hole), the less depth of field (blurred background). The smaller the aperture, the greater the depth of field.

The faster the Shutter Speed, the easier it is to freeze motion. The slower the Shutter Speed, the easier it is to create light trails.

The lower the ISO value, the lower the noise (grain). The higher the ISO value, the higher the noise.


Mike Perlman

Mike Perlman grew up in Nintendo Land and developed a relationship with all things electronic and nerdy early on in his childhood career. Today,...

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