Use a Plastic Bag and the Camera You Already Have to Create Cool, Vintage-Style Photos
We're all familiar with vintage-style camera effects thanks to popular apps like Instagram, but applying those modifications after you take the image doesn't look as authentic and can hurt the image quality. Instead, you can create true light leaks and special effect color with a plastic sandwich bag and a colored marker. DIY Photography explains:
General Rules and tips for ISO Camera Settings: •Use an ISO of 100 or 200 when taking photographs outside in sunny conditions. • If the sky is overcast or it is evening time, then use an ISO within the range of 400 to 800. • Night time or in cases of low light you might need to set your digital camera ISO to 1600. If you don't then your photo will appear too dark if at all.
If I could only teach you one thing in this photography basics series, it would be to set your camera in aperture priority for the next six months. When you want full depth-of-field, choose a high f-stop (aperture). When you want shallow depth of field, choose a lower f-stop. Your pictures will DRAMATICALLY improve when you learn to control the depth-of-field.
Gary Fong, a professional photographer for 20 years, explains how to set your Nikon DSLR for a good mix between automation and creativity for the most consistent results and maximum predictability. This advice is especially useful for wedding photographers who have very little time to make decisions in the middle of an event.