Friday, March 29, 2013

Shutter Speed

Another photography class has come and gone. And this past week the assignment was all about shutter speed.

In class we talked about how the shutter speed will effect the amount of light it will let in by opening and closing like a stage curtain. We discussed  how shutter speed can capture movement by either freezing it or making it blurry.

In my first 3 shots my wonderful husband was a great sport and helped me demonstrate how shutter speed affected movement.  What we did was Mike throw some feather up in the air while I took multiple photos with different shutter speeds.

Shutter Speed 1/50th of a second 

Shutter Speed 1/200th of a second

Shutter Speed 1/400th of a second

As you can see in the first shot the feathers are very blurred as I had the camera on a slower speed creating "movement" in the photo.

When I changed to a faster speed the feathers begin to appear frozen in the air.

 In this next shot I froze Yorkie while she played catch with Mike.

Shutter Speed 1/1600th of a second

I also took some time to play with my camera's bulb setting.


My favorite comment from my fellow classmates was how much she loved Mike's T-Shirt.

But now I would love to hear from you. So please feel free to share your thoughts, comments and tips.

Thank you so much for reading.


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