This is a tutorial to learn how to adjust the shutter speed of a camera
What is shutter speed?
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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, shutter speed is expressed in seconds or in fractions of seconds (example 1/500th of a sec). So, between two scale values, twice as much light enters your camera. With today’s reflex, you can set time from 1/30th to 1/8000th of a second.
In the auto mode, the P mode, and the A mode, the camera basically calculates the shutter speed automatically. If there is a lot of light, then your camera will automatically choose a higher shutter speed (1/1000th, for example). On the contrary, if it is dark, it will choose a much slower speed (for instance, 1/50th). For this second case, an even slower speed (for example, 30 seconds) is necessary.
How to adjust the shutter speed
In order to adjust the shutter speed, you will need to set your camera to 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 speed of the camera by letting the camera automatically make all other adjustments.
The M mode for “manual” will allow you to adjust all the settings of your camera, such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO value. As a result of this, setting the speed will have two effects on a photograph:
Now you know how to adjust the speed of your camera, so your photographs will never be blurred again!
The Sport mode on your camera – what you need to know
When your camera is in Sport mode, the fastest possible speed will always be taken into account depending on the lighting you are shooting in.
Now you know how to adjust the speed of your camera.
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