Tutorial to learn how to adjust the shutter speed of the camera
What is shutter speed?
The Shutter speed of the camera is the measurement of time the shutter stays open to let light into the camera. Learning to effectively adjust shutter speed is a vital factor in order to become a true expert in photography.
To make it simple, imagine that you are in a dark room with closed shutters. Then open them for a few seconds and close them. You just took a picture! That’s exactly what your camera does when you press the shutter release.
The shutter is, therefore, the mechanism that will open and close letting a certain amount of light pass into the camera.
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The shutter speed on your camera
To demonstrate, the camera displays the speed like this:
Shutter Speed Scale:
1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 second, 2 seconds, etc.
Fast speed = less light ===================> Slow speed = more light
Generally, it is expressed in seconds and fraction of seconds (example 1/500th of a sec) So, between two scale values, twice as much light enters your camera. On today’s reflex, you can set time from 30th to 1/8000th of a second.
How to adjust the shutter speed
In order to adjust the shutter speed, you will need to set your camera in the S or M mode. The S mode for “speed” (or TV for shutter speed on Canon cameras) is a semiautomatic mode that allows you to adjust the shutter speed of the camera accordingly by letting the camera automatically make all other adjustments.
And the M-Mode for “manual” will allow you to adjust all the settings of your camera, such as Shutter speed, aperture and ISO value. Setting the speed, as a result, will have two effects on a photograph:
Shutter speed indications:
Now you know how to adjust the speed of camera, so your photographs will never be blurred anymore!
The Sport mode on your camera – what you need to know
When you are in the Sport mode, the fastest possible speed will always be taken into account depending on the lighting you are shooting in.
Shutter Speed - Conclusion
So it is the shutter speed settings that define the exposure time, the time the sensor will stay open to capture the image. If it stays open for a long time, then your photo will be exposed to more light and your camera will record all the movements it sees. Thus you will run a high risk of blurring.
In easy words, there is no magical technique or recipe to get a good exposure. So this mainly depends on the environment i.e, ambient light, the amount of sunlight, or if it is dark. Using shutter speed with perfection can add professional elements to the photo and get a well-lit, and a clear photograph in different light environments.
In other words, the best way to get good exposure is to practice different speeds in various conditions and test the capabilities of your camera and equipment.
So now you know how to adjust the speed of the camera.
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