By definition, the shutter speed is the time frame when you open the shutter on the camera. More easily, shutter speed means the time when the sensor we ‘see’ the subject that will take a picture. Simply shutter speed is the time between we pressed the shutter button on the camera until the button back to its original position.

So easy, we translate this concept in use in cameras:

  • Setting the shutter speed of your camera means 500 in a span of as much as 1/500 (seperlimaratus) seconds. Yes, it’s short and sekilat. As for the exposure time of 30 seconds, you will see posts like this: 30”
  • Setting the shutter speed on your camera is usually in multiples of 2, so we’ll see a row like this: 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30 ff. Now almost all camera settings also allow third stop, so less movement of the shutter speed the more tightly; 1/500, 1/400, 1/320, 1/250, 1/200, 1/160 … and so on.
  • To take sharp photos, use a shutter speed that is safe. Safety rules in most conditions is setting shutter speed 1/60 or faster, so that the resulting image will be sharp and the images are safe from shaded (blur / out of focus). We can outsmart these safe limits by using a tripod or image stabilization feature (discussed in the next post)
  • Limit other safe shutter speed is: shutter speed we should be larger than the length of our lens. So if we are using a 50mm lens, use a minimum shutter 1/60 sec. If we use the 17mm lens, use a shutter speed of 1/30 sec.
  • Shutter speed to freeze motion. Use the highest possible shutter speed to freeze motion can be achieved. The faster an object moves we want to freeze in an image, the faster the shutter speed is needed. To freeze the motion of a bird for example, use the Shutter Priority mode and set the shutter speed at the rate 1/1000 sec (ideally ISO set to auto option) so that the result is sharp. If you notice, was idolized sports photographer mode S / Tv’s.
  • Blur is intentional – the shutter speed to show motion effects. When photographing moving objects, we can deliberately slow down the shutter speed to show the effects of our movement. Make sure you QUOTE least one stationary object as the anchor of the photo.


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