Indecent Exposure 46: Incompressible expanses

Why higher ISO sensitivity bloats your boat (and all your other photos), attempting to print big on a pittance, and sharing your skewed world views.

Why higher ISO sensitivity bloats your boat (and all your other photos), attempting to print big on a pittance, and sharing your skewed world views.


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Big prints on a budget

I am fresh out of school and I have a TON of unprinted photos. Seeing as I do not have access to my school's printing and framing equipment...where do I go? I can make 11x19 prints on my printer, but I want to go larger.
Looking forward to the next show,
Isaiah


High sensitivity = bigger files?

Hopefully you'll remember me. I am the guy that fell backwards & had the run-in with the security/police shooting picts of the hotel. All of that was preparation for my trip to Disney (the real reason to get the new Canon XS. I managed to do 7 days in the parks on only a 4G memory card. I edited every day & managed 756 photos in 7 days. It could have been more, but the family got tired of my obsession.
I noticed something different. I am sure it is old news to you, but it was a revelation to me. I started to use the ISO selection a lot (sunny, cloudy, night, fireworks, indoor, flash). This really threw me for a loop for the first 2 days until I realized that on 100 speed, I was able to get a lot more photos on the card than if I was using 400 speed. At first, I thought there was something wrong with the camera as my remaining number of shots (which I watched very closely) changed radically. It seemed random, until the epiphany.
I am totally fine with this now & keep it in mind as I shoot. Can you explain why the higher speeds need more space on the card.
Thanks.
Mark


 

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