Shutter Speeds

When experimenting with the shutter speeds on cameras, I learnt that you can manipulate how fast something is moving within photography.

When you use a slow shutter speed, which is lower than about 125 nths, it often makes images blurry because it is taking longer to capture images. As seen below, I captured water flowing quickly and cars moving fast. Personally, I don’t like using slow shutter speeds. I think it’s annoying when someone has to stay as still as they can to take a good image of them. Particularly, I don’t like how flowing water looks when it’s captured using a slow shutter speed because it looks more like milk. However, slow shutter speeds are good to use when images are used for a good cause. For example, by showing a car going fast down a road it supports the idea that there needs to be speed bumps down there.

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I prefer fast shutter speeds because they make photography so much more simple, and it allows you to capture rare moments in life. In particular fast shutter speeds help when you’re taking photographs of a performance or animals, because there is always movement. In the images below I really like how they emulate the beautiful flowing water, because they make the water look like it’s flowing slowly and smoothly. Also, the images of cars didn’t turn out to be blurry when I used a fast shutter speed. Here, the cars look like they’re driving slowly.

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