Monday, October 11, 2010

Shutter Speed

I love learning about my camera and am so happy that I’ve found Darcy’s 31 Days to a Better Photo. I’m late getting started, but hope to get caught up.
This lesson was about shutter speed. What I learned was the faster the shutter speed, the less light that is let in to your camera’s sensor. The slower the shutter speed, the more light that is let into the camera’s sensor.
It was dusk and I should have not used models. Mine were way to squirrely. Heaven forbid they’d stand still for the 13 seconds it took to shoot these pics. ;)
The first picture had an exposure of 1/500 of a second. The last picture had an exposure of 1/13 of a second.
So, in terms I understand,  the shorter time span that the shutter is open, the darker the picture (1/500). The longer the time span of the shutter being open, the more light that is let in (1/13). I think I get it!
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  1. LOL! My kids don't stand still either! :) Doesn't this help make sense of it all, when you can see everything all together like this?!

  2. This is a GREAT visual for shutter speed! Makes more sense that some books I have read - it really does! Hope you have a wonderful week! :-)

  3. This show exactly the difference shutter spped makes. Great job!


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