Photography Foundations: Exposure: How to Control Motion


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Controlling motion

Shutter speed is a pretty intuitive thing to understand. With a longer shutter speed, I capture a longer stretch of time. If something during that stretch of time is moving around it looks blurry. If I capture a very small sliver of time, I freeze motion. You have seen how with shutter priority mode, you can dial in whatever shutter speed you want to take control of motion, and intentionally blur it or render it sharp. We are going to look at a couple of real-world examples in this video, and we are going to start with this fountain here. Water is moving all the time, so if I use a slow shutter speed, I am going to get what appears to be just a solid sheet of water.

If I use a really fast shutter speed, I am going to freeze droplets in mid-air. So, let's take a look at a couple of shots here. You have to have a tripod to make this work, because we are going to be using a very long shutter speed--something so long that there is no way I can handle that. So, I have got my tripod set up...

Controlling motion
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