How to Use Shutter Speed in Photography

Hello readers, I hope you enjoy reading my previous articles about ISO, Aperture (f.) and so on. If we are staying on the same page with me is to keep improving our photography skill, here it is about Shutter Speed. The Shutter Speed is one among the three main important pillars of photography (ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed). Without understanding one of these, beginner photographer will not be able to capture a very good picture as they wish.

The role of the shutter speed is to add dramatic effects to a picture. I can create dramatic effect to my photo by either blurring action or freezing motion. What does blurring action mean? What does freezing motion refer to? How can I do theses with shutter speed? I will try to explain one by one in very simple ways that could help beginner photographer feel confident to practice their photography skills.

Picture with low shutter speed 1/25 sec
Picture with low shutter speed 1/25 sec

Let me put it into a real practice and if you want to understand deeper of technical term how the shutter speed is built in the camera (it is complicate for beginner photographer to understand by now), you can learn so by searching on google.com. So in this article, I will explain it in simple and quick way as the following steps where you can easily use this knowledge for stepping up to next level of your wishes:

Shutter-speed (by niophoto.net)
Shutter-speed (by niophoto.net)

Scenario

Let’s choose an outdoor photography to make this test and use only one lens and focus on the same object. I prefer to use M mode for this testing. Turn on your camera and go to its menu find where you can set shutter speed. Assumed that you had found it, right. Different cameras located the Shutter Speed at different places. Like mine, Canon 5D Mark III, I can find it on the LCD panel by moving main dial ring to change the value of shutter speed.

Test 1: Turn on your camera to M mode and set ISO to base ISO (100 or 200), 4.5 Aperture (f.) and set your shutter speed to 1/15 or (1/lowest number).

What is your picture look like?

Test 2: Turn on your camera to M mode and set ISO to base ISO (100 or 200), 4.5 Aperture (f.) and set your shutter speed to 1/500.

What is your picture look like?

Test 3: Turn on your camera to M mode and set ISO to base ISO (100 or 200), 4.5 Aperture (f.) and set your shutter speed to 1/5000 or (1/highest shutter speed).

What is your picture look like?

Next lessons:

How to Use Shutter Speed in Photography
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Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future–Sally Mann

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