Friday, February 4, 2011

Shutter Speed

So this is part 2 of my 3 part series on the three things you should know about your camera. It makes taking pictures easier and you'll be able to achieve a certain look very easily.


1) Shutter Speed: 
In simple terms: how fast the camera takes the picture
In the camera: Yes shutter speed is the technical term, on your camera where you find your settings it will just be a number like 60, 1500, or 3" the (") next to the 3 means that the shutter speed is set to three seconds, the others are fractions of a second.
what it does specifically: Lots of things affects how long it takes to take a picture, light, aperture, ISO. and the shutter speed basically tells you how fast the picture will be taken based on the other settings. 
How to use it: The larger the shutter speed the faster the picture can be taken, making it easy to get sharp images.  Fast shutter speeds are ideal for; sports photography, little kid and pet photography, and things that move around a lot.  Slow shutter speeds are used when there is less light because it takes time for the light that is there to reach the "film"  so you'll most likely need a tripod or something to stabilize the camera when using a slow shutter speed so you get crisp photos.  Slow shutter speed is great for; night photography, still life photography etc...  Now you can also do tons of fun things with slow shutter speed, like light trails, zooming and light painting.
Example: 
this first picture is taken with a shutter speed of 1/500 meaning i 500th of a second





and this one was taken with a shutter speed of 1/6 meaning one sixth of a second




So that's it for shutter speed next i'll cover ISO.
bye!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the camera info! And I love the butterflies!

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