Control Your Shutter Speed


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Taking control of shutter speed

We've covered a lot of material so far, a lot of basic theory, and some important habits that you'll need for the rest of your photographic career. We're now about to move on to more artistic uses of exposure control. So let's take a moment to recap. You've seen that the shutter is a pair of curtains that sit in front of your image sensor. When you press the shutter button to take a picture, the first curtain opens to expose the sensor, and then the second one follows to stop the exposure. You've seen that shutter speed is measured in seconds, usually fractions of a second--though it is possible to have exposure times of minutes or hours or even days, if you're shooting in extremely low light.

And you've seen that with slower shutter speeds, it's possible for a shaky camera to blur your image. Therefore, shutter speed is crucial for shooting sharp images that are free of handheld shake. This understanding of shutter speed and the effects of camera shak...

Taking control of shutter speed
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Taking control of shutter speed provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Exposure

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