STORY: Let me fill you in on the background of this photo. This image was taken in 2015, when I started to take my interest in photography seriously. During this time I was a novice photographer, I wouldn’t have called myself a photographer. At this time I was trying to familiarize myself with the settings of my new camera, specifically the manual settings. Since I didn’t know much I often shot on the wrong settings. The entire summer of 2015 I shot on ISO 1600. Facepalm. I know, how did I not realize the graininess of the photos? I seriously can’t justify that answer for ya. When I first started of I tended to over edit my images, which looking back was terrible. I usually adjusted the vibrancy to 100% and maxed out the clarity. It was a dramatic edit. Eventually I caught on and adjusted my settings. This story still brings me horror because I still have all the images from that summer. However I did learn to always check my settings before taking any photos and I take my editing seriously now😅 I hope this story gives all you beginning photographers clarity to take time to learn your camera settings so you don’t spend an entire summer shooting at ISO 1600.