WHAT IS SHUTTER SPEED? The amount of time the shutter is open Shutter Speeds are measured in seconds or fractions of seconds 1/1000 of a second is much faster than 1/60 of a second (the bigger the denominator the faster the shutter speed) Most of your shots will be taken at speeds of 1/60 or greater Shots taken with speeds below 1/60 will require a tripod to avoid camera shake which can make the pictures blurry.Shutter Speeds will usually double in size 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, etc., on your camera’s settings.
BULB Some cameras give you the option of VERY SLOW Shutter Speeds measured in seconds instead of fractions of seconds Used for very low-light conditions Used for special-effects shots Used for when you are trying to capture a lot of movement in a shotThis can be accomplished by using BULB or the “B” Mode in your camera Bulb mode lets you keep your shutter open for as long as you hold it down
IS ANYTHING IN YOUR PHOTO “MOVING” Would you like to freeze the movement? http://www.flickr.com/photos/konaboy/72845202/ picture taken by Ben aka konaboy Taken with a high-speed lens (high shutter speed) to give the effect of freezing the motion of the surfer AND every drop of water! Would you like to blur the object giving it a sense of movement? http://www.flickr.com/photos/flamed/127166990/ picture taken by flamed aka Ephraim Miller Taken with a low shutter speed (remember you need a tripod for slow shutter speeds due to camera “shake” (blur)
REFERENCEMost of the information for this PowerPoint was taken from:Rowse, Darren. "Introduction to Shutter Speed in Digital Photography." Digital Camera School. Digital Camera School, n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. <http://digital-photography-school.com/ shutter-speed>