Use Shutter Speed Increments for Exposure in Photography


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Shutter speed increments

Take a look at this list of shutter speeds. You have seen this before in this course. Now, you may have spotted this already, but each one of these shutter speeds is roughly double the previous. If you watch the Reciprocity lesson, you should know the significance of that doubling. As you saw before, every time you double the amount of light that strikes the sensor, you increase the exposure by 1 stop; conversely, if you halve the light, you decrease the exposure by 1 stop. So these shutter speeds are all 1 stop apart.

These are the standard shutter speeds that you will find in all cameras, and in the old days of manual cameras, these were the only shutter speeds you had at your disposal. Now, while that may have been a little limiting in terms of finessing your exposure settings, it made the math of exposure very easy to do in your head. Your digital camera probably has additional shutter speeds between these, because your digital camera can probably change shutter speed in 1/3-stop increm...

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