Hi, need help with ISO

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    Alright, so im very new to photography.
    and i was just wondering, what exactly ISO is.
    I understand aperature, and shutter speed,and white balance.
    other then that...
    what are some basic things i should know?
     
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    ISO is how sensitive your sensor is to light. The darker the area in which you are shooting the higher the ISO setting must be to get a proper exposure.

    This book will help:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-Photographs-Digital-Updated/dp/0817463003/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265775745&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition) (9780817463007): Bryan Peterson: Books[/ame]
     
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    FattyMcJ, i know i could have googled it,

    "other then that...
    what are some basic things i should know? "
    was in there aswell.

    but i laughed at that website. i've never seen that before!
     
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    why would you need a high iso in low light? if your on a tripod and its a static subject just use the lowest iso and a longer shutter
     
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    shot at iso200 i seem to remember at midnight
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    Hi, I'm new too. I read a great tutorial on light from Dominantly. It really helped me out. I think the best tip I've gotten is to check the camera's histogram to see if the photo is properly exposed.
     

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