Understanding Shutter Speed – A Beginner’s Guide

Shutter Speed is one of the three pillars of photography, the other two being ISO and Aperture. Shutter speed is where the other side of the magic happens – it is responsible for creating dramatic effects by either freezing action or blurring motion. In this article, I will try to explain everything I know about shutter speed in very simple language.

Dolphin - 1/1600 Shutter Speed

Dolphin - 1/1600 Shutter Speed


1) What is a Camera Shutter?

Before reading this article, I highly recommend reading about what a DSLR is and what it consists of. Simply put, a camera shutter is a curtain in front of the camera sensor that stays closed until the camera fires. When the camera fires, the shutter opens and fully exposes the camera sensor to the light that passes through the lens aperture. After the sensor is done collecting the light, the shutter closes immediately, stopping the light from hitting the sensor. The button that fires the camera is also called “shutter” or “shutter button”, because it triggers the shutter to open and close.

2) What is Shutter Speed?

Shutter speed, also known as “exposure time”, stands for the length of time a camera shutter is open to expose light into the camera sensor. If the shutter speed is fast, it can help to freeze action completely, as seen in the above photo of the dolphin. If the shutter speed is slow, it can create an effect called “motion blur”, where moving objects appear blurred along the direction of the motion. This effect is used quite a bit in advertisements of cars and motorbikes, where a sense of speed and motion is communicated to the viewer by intentionally blurring the moving wheels.

Example of Motion Blur

Example of Motion Blur

Slow shutter speeds are also used to photograph lightnings or other objects at night or in dim environments with a tripod. Landscape photographers intentionally use slow shutter speeds to create a sense of motion on rivers and waterfalls, while keeping everything else in focus.

Waterfall - 5 Second Exposure (Shutter Speed)

Waterfall - 5 Second Exposure (Shutter Speed)

Motion can also be frozen to an extent with a camera flash, even at low shutter speeds. Take a look at this example:

Caspian Tern - 1/250 of a second @ ISO 800

Caspian Tern - 1/250 of a second @ ISO 800

It was getting dark and even after increasing the sensor sensitivity to ISO 800, the camera still needed at least 1/250th of a second to properly expose this bird. If I had shot the bird at that speed, the bird would have turned out to be blurry, since it moved faster than 1/250th of a second. I used an external flash and fired the camera at 1/250th of a second and as you can see, it helped me to freeze motion, despite having a low shutter speed for a bird in flight.

All of the above is achieved by simply controlling the shutter speed. In summary, high shutter speeds freeze action, while low shutter speeds create an effect of motion.

3) How shutter speed is measured

Shutter speeds are typically measured in fractions of a second, when they are under a second. For example 1/4 means a quarter of a second, while 1/250 means one two-hundred-and-fiftieth of a second or four milliseconds. Most modern DSLRs can handle shutter speeds of up to 1/4000th of a second, while some can handle much higher speeds of 1/8000th of a second and faster. The longest shutter speed on most DSLRs is typically 30 seconds (without using external remote triggers).

4) Fast, slow and long shutter speeds

Fast shutter speed is typically whatever it takes to freeze action. For me, it is typically above 1/500th of a second for general photography and above 1/1000th of a second for bird photography.

Caspian Tern - 1/2000th of a second

Caspian Tern - 1/2000th of a second

Slow shutter speed is considered to be the slowest shutter speed that you can handle without introducing camera shake. Some of the newer Nikon lenses such as the Nikon 70-200mm VR II have special “vibration reduction” technologies within the lens that can handle shutter speeds of up to 1/10th of a second (depending on photographer’s technique), hand-held!

How about long shutter speed? Long shutter speeds are typically above 1 second, when you have to use a tripod to get acceptably sharp images (for low-light/night photography or to capture movement).

5) How to set shutter speed

Most cameras handle shutter speeds automatically through in-camera metering. When the camera is set to “Auto” mode, both shutter speed and aperture are automatically selected by the camera. When you shoot in “Aperture Priority” mode, you set the lens aperture, while the camera automatically sets the shutter speed.

There are two ways to manually set the shutter speed:
a) By setting the camera to “Shutter Priority” mode, where you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically selects the aperture.
b) By setting the camera to “Manual” mode, where you set both shutter speed and aperture manually.

I recommend letting the camera select the correct shutter speed for you. I personally shoot in “Aperture Priority” mode 99% of the time and I let my camera calculate the shutter speed for me.

6) How to find shutter speed

Do you know how to find out what your camera shutter speed is set to? It is typically very easy to find the shutter speed. On Nikon DSLRs that have a top panel, the shutter speed is typically located on the top left corner:

Nikon D90 Top Panel - Shutter Speed

Nikon D90 Top Panel - Shutter Speed

If you look through the viewfinder, it should also be the number on the bottom left side of the screen. On most DSLRs, you will not see the shutter speed as a fraction of a second – it will typically be a regular number. When the shutter speed is slower than or equals to one second, you will see something like 1″ or 5″ (the ” sign indicates a full second).

If you still can’t find the shutter speed, set your camera to “Aperture Priority” mode, then look into the viewfinder and point at a really dark area. Remember the numbers in the display, then switch to a very bright area and see what number changes. The number that changes is your shutter speed.


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Comments

  1. 1
    ) shams

    It did not work with me the other day when I tried working on “shutter priority” mode without a tripod(we lost the tripod’s head, so i am looking for a suitable head now).

    I took some photos of a fountain, but result were awful.

    By the way, photos are getting dark when I use faster shutter speed :(

    • Shams, you shouldn’t be using the Shutter Priority mode on your camera. I find shutter priority pretty much worthless, because if there is not enough light, the camera will still fire at the higher shutter speed and the image will turn out to be dark.

      I use Aperture Priority mode 99% of the time and control shutter speed either through Auto ISO, or by manually changing ISO in low-light conditions.

      • 64
        ) thweet htoo

        Hi i have a nikon D7000 with 18-200mm vr 2
        do we need some kind of high speed flesh gun whild we are shooting in high speed? something sb-700 .

  2. 3
    ) Jim

    I learned a lot from your articles on aperture, shutter spead and ISO. Those three areas are important to me because I want to learn to freeze action shots in both indoor and outdoor situations.
    I am planning to move up to an SLR like the D300 or the D90. The first thing I’ll try is using the aperture mode as you suggested.
    I also plan to purchase a fast lens for indoor action shots and a zoom lens for wildlife shots.

    Thanks for writing in a way beginners like me can understand.
    Jim

  3. 5
    ) raynolds

    INDOOR photography, what mode i want to use if i didn’t have the external speed flash and tripod. When i was in my friends wedding night at wedding party, i shoot many picture using the shutter priority mode because when i using the aperture mode then the camera will decrease the shutter speed then i facing the problem with the blur picture with hand shake. any suggestion for that situation.

    • Raynolds, that’s a tough situation. If you were shooting in shutter priority and the light was not enough, then your images would have come out too dark. If aperture priority was giving you slow shutter speeds, then the only way is to use more light in the room or use flash…

  4. 6
    ) Atein

    Hello there, I’ve learn alot based on reading all your articles about DSLR mainly..But here, can you give me an advice on how to set the shutter speed?I’m using D40x at the moment and another thing is that, I need an advice on how to capture a photo with a good lighting and less noise if I’m in a hall such as sport complex which has a high ceiling. I’m also using 18-200mm with my D40x

    Thanks in advance

    • Atein, what lighting conditions are you shooting in?

      • 9
        ) Atein

        Sorry if this is not what you expect to be the answer but here it goes, Sometimes I went to attend and captured some photos of people playing netball or volleyball which is held inside a sport complex.I’m always dissapointed with the quality of my photos that I took hence I need your advise on how to capture a good photo with a nice lighting as well as to set the shutter speed so that I can also shoot the fast movement of the ball..

        An additional info I’m also using SB900..Thanks

        • Atein, shooting sports indoors is perhaps one of the toughest photography jobs out there. Professional sports photographers use expensive lighting equipment and place flashes around the game area and then simultaneously trigger them using a radio system like PocketWizard. There is really no other way to do it, except maybe shooting with super fast glass and top of the line cameras like Nikon D3s that can handle high ISO levels well. Even then, the image quality would probably not be good enough for large prints and publications.

          Please let me know if you have any questions.

          • 11
            ) Atein

            Thanks Nasim for your reply..another question is that which dslr is better between the d300s or d700 regardless of my budget and also can you help me to understand what is actually a full frame?My other question is it a good choice to buy 10mm – 24mm lens for my d40x because we will soon have a reunion and I want to capture our group photos closely since there will be around 30 of us or do u have any other better recomendations?

            Sorry if i asked alot..Of all articles and replied, I found yours are way very much helpful and easily understand!Thanks again

            • Atein, the Nikon D700 is clearly a better camera than the D300s due to its full-frame sensor. To understand the benefits of the full-frame sensor, read my Nikon FX vs DX article.

              As far as the lens choice, if you will be buying the D700 camera, do not buy the 10-24mm lens. Your 18-200mm should be more than enough to capture the group shot.

  5. 13
    ) Margaret

    Hello, I am currently toying with ‘light painting’ and my Fujifilm camera max slow shutter speed is “15″ which is ok for most photos but want the flexibility to have it even slower. Can you suggest a camera (not too expensive) A friend of mine has a camera that goes much higher and said something about bulb setting.

    • Margaret, most DSLRs can go all the way to 30 seconds and with a remote control can be set in BULB mode, which allows exposures for as long as the camera battery will allow.

      • 15
        ) Margaret

        Hello Nasim, thank you so much for your advice. Tickled pink you replied. I need your advice once again and thank you so much in advance :-)

        I currently own a Fujifilm S8100 fd which I found has only “4″ secs shutter speed and so dug out my older camera , another Fujifilm S5600 fd which has “15″ secs…that is wow for me ! I was thinking about the Canon EOS 1000D which is currently on special for $699 or what do you suggest in the Fujifilm range around that price range which would give me the versatility of remote shutter and endless shutter on he bulb setting.

        • Margaret, you are most welcome!

          As far as your 1000D question, you can certainly do BULB mode on any modern DSLR, including Canon 1000D. Is there a particular reason why you want to get Canon over Nikon though? The Nikon D90 is a superior camera than 1000D and costs around the same, unless you like doing video.

          • 17
            ) Margaret

            Thanks Nasim again for your advice. I mentioned to a friend just today about purchasing a camera and they have said you can’t go past Nikon ! Will definately keep this in mind and keep a look out for a good price on a Nikon D90 as you suggested. Thank you once again and I must applaud you for this website, very nice indeed !

  6. 18
    ) Dawnya

    Nasim, Thank you so much for explaining things in a manner this neophyte to photography can understand. I have a canon rebel xt and love it, but don’t understand what it can do. Last month, I went to Costa Rica because it is so beautiful and for the birds. My photo’s didn’t do the hummingbirds, waterfalls and volcanos justice at all. :( Blurry and noisy shots. After reading your section on ISO, shutter speed and aperture I hope to have better results.

    I leave for India soon and can’t wait to use my camera to capture photographic memories of the trip!

    • Dawnya, thank you for your feedback!

      I am glad that you now understand how to work with ISO, shutter speed and aperture. If you master those three, your images will certainly get much better.

  7. 20
    ) Gonzalo Diaz

    Hi!!!!, Thanks for all the great tips!! Your website is really helpful. Great pictures.
    I have a question, I have a nikon d90 with a 18-200mm vr lens, they say you can take up to 4.5 per second, i tried using the continuous mode in high but it doesn’t seems to be that fast, is there something i have to change first? or it only works in a specific mode?
    Thank you very much!!!!!!1

    • Gonzalo, as long as you are in continuous mode, you should be able to get the 4.5 frames per second. I would check on your memory card – it needs to be fast enough to support 4.5 frames per second. The fastest cards are class 10 SD cards. Try them and see if your frames per second improve or not.

  8. 22
    ) Wesley

    Excellent Tips, i was hoping you could expand on the Flash Topic, you said.

    “I used an external flash and fired the camera at 1/250th of a second and as you can see, it helped me to freeze motion”

    Why did using the flash help to freeze the motion? Could you expand on that topic a bit.. Thanks so much.. Great Article by the way!

    • 56
      ) Mark

      I was asking myself the same. Was the flash shorter than 1/250 and the bird nearly invisible without the flash?

    • 57
      ) Roger

      Good question. We are missing the aperture information with the photos. If 1/250 at iso 800 was enough to lighten the bird, then the flash could only help if aperture changed so that ambient light did not play a role and only flash freezed the bird motion. If this is the case you use time priority to get fixed time of 1/250th and choose an aperture that gives 1 or more stops underlighting from the camera metering to exclude ambient light (partially), flash will deliver the necessary light and freeze the subject.
      I hope to get the complete information from the author here : aperture, iso, shutter time and priority mode used to make these example pictures.

  9. 23
    ) Joycie

    Hi, SO please I found your website. I’ve always been a jolly “snapper” but in retirement I’ve been trying to refine my photo skills. Your beginers guides have been GREAT for me – better than Camera Club and College lessons!!
    After months of trying, I’ve finally taken a Depth of Field shot successfully thanks to your guidance (it’s nothing spectacular but I’ve done it!)
    Being a novice, practiced/proffesional photographers tend to throw all the acronyms etc at you and it might as well be Greek. You are clear and explain things in simple terms.
    My question – do you have a list of photographic terms and there meaning that I could use as a quick reference, or can you point me in the right direction to find one please?
    Thanks again – your website is set firmly in my “Favourites”
    Cheers
    Joyce

  10. 24
    ) Marci

    I’m so happy I found your website! I’m new to the whole photography deal but I’m really interested in getting into it. I just have so many questions and don’t mean to bother you. My best friends wedding is coming up in two weeks and she wants me to do her pictures while she’s at the salon getting her hair done up and I have no ideas on how to take some cool pictures. I look at yours and I’m just in awe(sp) and wish I could take beautiful pictures like yours. I have the Nikon D5000 and I’m trying really hard to get some good pictures out of it. Also, I looked at some pictures and a few were of stars but they looked like shooting stars. someone told me to slow the shutter speed down and the apeture to infinity and set it to 25-45 mins. I could be wrong but I was wondering how someone would be able to do that. I found the inifinity on my lens but the shutter speed doesnt slow down any. Would you possible be able to help me?

  11. 25
    ) Carlisle

    Hello. Thank you for this . Obviously, I’m new in Photography and this year I’ll be taking my first ever Photography subject and I’m trying to learn in advance by reading articles, the manual, and tutorials. Anyway, I now know how the Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO works, etc. A little. Hehe! Thanks again! :)

  12. 26
    ) Ellen

    I have recently purchased a canon 1000D. I am taking photography at college and we use the same cameras but on my camera whatever shutter speed it is on, the shutter goes slow and I end up getting pretty patterns from any lights in the shot which isn’t what I want. On the cameras at college this doesn’t happen and I am doing the exact same things on mine as I am doing on them. I would like some help to try and make it faster so I don’t need to rely on my photography teacher when I need to do separate shoots at home. Thank you.

  13. 27
    ) Rustam

    Thank you for great tips. I have nikon d7000 and would like to buy 40mm macro lense, can I use this lense for landscape as well? And should I consider other brands sigma tamron?

  14. I have a D5100 i do portraiture and i am having a bit of a problem trying to achieve a good DOF. I’m using Hensel lighting with model lights and flash. I was using a D70 prior to this and never had any problems, but now it seems that I cant seem to get the right settings to get good pictures because the camera only allows me to shoot at the max shutter speed of 200 if i take it up to 1/250. i get a dark shadow line at the bottom and increases as i increase the shutter speed. So it does not allow me to increase my aperture. It is extremely frustrating and is something i never had to deal with on my D70. Brief comment about your site. It is extremely helpful thanks so much. Please if you could advise me on what to do. Thanks Again

    • Alex, you are dealing with a sync speed issue, which is limited to 1/200-1/250 on most DSLRs. If you need to go higher than that, your only option is to use Nikon flashes or wireless triggers that support high-speed sync (like the new pocketwizards).

      • 61
        ) Thas

        Hi,

        Your information, and users questions are great. I learned a lot from it.

        I have question. a user mentioned that if you go beyond sync speed, you get shutter’s image in picture or sensor. Well, I can go beyond sync speed and I can still picture without any black image at the bottom of the image, why is that?

        I have canon t3i, I can go up to 1/4000 and i can still see images under poor light condition.( with high-speed option ON, I can override the sync speed and still get good image without any black portion at the bottom of the image. I am so confused :(

  15. 30
    ) Charlie

    Hi,
    Great information – Thanks! But, I am still having difficulty achieving a sharp image when I am shooting moving dogs outside. I am shooting with a Canon 60D in Aperture Priority mode with a fast 85mm f1.8 lens set between 2-3. I have the iso set at 100 or auto iso. Is the problem me? It is impossible to use a tripod when photographing moving dogs. I believe the equipment is in working order as I have been able to shoot sharp images with the set up. Any advice would be so greatly appreciated.

  16. 31
    ) Charlie

    Please notify me of any follow up comments

  17. 32
    ) Shreyas HN

    Im having a normal point at shoot cam n planning to get dlsr .. so which dslr cam do u prefer for a beginner.

  18. 33
    ) radu

    Beautiful explanations … congratulations from Romania

  19. 34
    ) Meredith

    I have a Nikon D50 and I use this at my daughters dance competitions, where the light is pretty dim in the auditorium except for the stage that is bright. We are not aloud to use flash and I have tried many different things but it seems I keep getting blurry pictures where they are moving fast, not so much the body or face but hands and legs that are moving extremely fast when they are dancing. I was wondering what would be the best setting to use? Thanks!!

  20. 35
    ) Mark

    Really helpful, thanks a lot mate.

  21. 36
    ) Ann

    I have a really basic question: When I see the shutter speed indicating 8o on my Nikon D90, what does that really mean? Help much appreciated.

  22. 37
    ) Tarun Gupta

    Hi Nasim,

    You said that you prefer aperture priority most of the times because there is no risk of getting underexposed or overexposed image. But in case you need to do sport or action photography, where motion freezing is crucial, do you recommend switching to shutter priority and risk depth of field? or gauge setting from aperture mode and change them by going to manual mode?

  23. 38
    ) Samy Mina

    Hi Nasim,
    You have a great article where you explain the 3 prinicipals in easy language.
    I am going to shoot a grauation for my kids indoor, have Nikon D5000 with zoom 50-200 mm. Mostly I set the camera to M (on the left side) and select etither P or A mode as you recommended and set ISO to 400 or 800 and turn OFF the flash where I can take continious shots/frames. but the picture are not great eirther are dark or blured only when I use the ZOOM, but OK if i use the regular lens.
    Please advice on which setting using:
    ZOOM, INDOOR, DISTANCE > 30 Feet (lucky to find seet in the first 10 rows).
    Thanks a lot and hope to hear from you soon, graduation is this Sunday.

  24. 39
    ) sheraz

    Hi,

    Really nice article.

    i’m a beginner and i have Nikon D5100 with the lens 18mm – 55mm. I have shoot so many outdoor pictures of kids using “shutter mode” but there is always a problem with those images. I froze them perfectly but could not get the background blurred like the above images i.e. like the “dolphin” and “Caspian Tern” respectively. i always get the pictures like the “Waterfall” one (imagine water been frozen as well) Can you please help me with this!!

  25. 40
    ) sneha

    Greetings,

    I have a Nikon D5100 DSLR and am not professionally trained, courses where i live are hard to come by so im basically learning by trial and error. Could you refer some books if possible that will ease me into some techniques. I still am confused over whitebalance, Metering, proper shutter speed etc.
    Any help that you can give me will be much appreciated.

    -S

  26. 41
    ) Jewel

    Hello,
    I’m a beginner- I recently bought a Nikon D5100. I’m trying to figure out how to take many photos at one time, eg – when someone is jumping in the air, you want to get it to the exact time when their in the air, by taking multiple photos at one time. What is this called and could you help me and show me how to do that?

    Cheers- Jewel ;)

  27. 42
    ) darny

    Please need HELP i have a nikon d3000 and a 55-200mm lense but my pictures are really blurry need help my daughters first communion on saturday june 16, and i wanna take pics of them

  28. 43
    ) Radj

    Hello friend

    I have an nikon d7000 my question is I use an standard lens 18 105 mm I want to shoot beautiful indoor on playboy models shots but i don,t know how to use the settings with the camera when i shoot in auto function the colour is not sharper enough Do i need another lenses which one do you prefer to buy.?

    Greetingz
    Radj

  29. 44
    ) Tiago

    Hi,
    I have a sony alpha a55, and when i use shutter speeds above 1/160 the image goes almost totally black even in bright scenarios. It happens both in shutter priority or manual mode. What’s wrong?! Do I have to use an external flash to use high shutter speeds?!
    Thank you,
    and your site is awesome!

  30. A good post. Well done.

  31. 46
    ) Jennifer

    Hey, not sure if anyone else has asked this yet but I’m not sure how to set my picture size, can someone help? Pictures show up as tiny thumbnails when I put them on my computer.

  32. 47
    ) Roger Boeken

    I do not understand how shutterspeed higher than 1/x (max sync speed, 1/250 on my canon 50D) can freeze action better. With shutter speeds higher than 1/x the shutter is never complete open and starts acting like a moving slit so that every part of the image gets light during very short time. But the time to take the whole picture is still imited by this 1/x max sync speed and during this time frame the subject in the image was moving. However I do understand that you can freeze action whit lower shutter speeds and little ambient light where the duration of a flash determines the time the subject was lightened. With flash the whole subject is lightened at the same moment during very short time thus freezing the action.

  33. 48
    ) Asif Rzayev

    Couple of days ago I purchased Nikon d5100 with 18-55 mm VR lens after reading your articles and now I got some tips how to make photos. I just want to thank you for usefull information.

    • 52
      ) Pankaj

      Hi Asif

      Can you tell me how is your experience with Nikon d5100, did you try things mentioned in this article, did it improve your performance ?

  34. 49
    ) Ramanamurthy Marla

    Hi,

    I am using NIKON D5100 with 18-55 mm lens, I am trying to take images with slow shutter speed but the result was very bad. Can you please tell me how I have to do settings for my cam to take images with slow shutter speed (Blurred images).

    Thanks in advance,
    Ram

    • 53
      ) Pankaj

      Hi,

      It depends on lot more things than just shutter speed, please refer to articles here like ISO and aperture. Can you tell me in which conditions you take photographs and of what kind or objects?

  35. 50
    ) michelle dukes

    Hi,
    I have read just about every think to do with slow shutter speead, fast shutter speed, depth of field and i have come to the conclusion that iam completly stupid as i just can not get my head around it at all, i just can not seem to get my camera set up and i need to take four photos using slow shutter speed, fast shutter speed, small depth of field and large depth of field, this is all for my photography course and iam just about ready to give it up as this has realy convused me, is there any one that can explain in massive detail on how to set all 4 settings in order to take all 4 photos on a Nikon D50.

    Thank you
    michelle

  36. 51
    ) Pankaj

    Hi,

    Can you suggest me best aperture and shutter speed setting for taking pics of parade or moving men.
    I am using Nikon d5100.

    thank a lot.

  37. 54
    ) rach

    hi i am photography student , for an assignment i must look at “recommended ” shutter speed but can only see what the actual shutter speed is. I have to build a zone ruler. i have a nikon d5100, please help.

  38. 55
    ) amelia

    Hi Mr Nasim, this might be irrelevant. but i know nuts about camera and have been learning recently. i’ve been trying to test Shutter and Manual mode using my Olympus XZ-1. But the moment i click to capture a picture, the camera dies on me. Aperture and auto modes are fine. Have you ever experienced this or heard of it before?

    Thanks!

  39. 58
    ) Maria Botnari

    Hello Nasim!
    I am practicing indoor photography. Was trying making picture of my cat in low light, she was sleeping, not moving, so i put aperture mode, and the picture tuned out to be very blurry, then i was changing the minimum shutter speed to higher level in ISO sensitivity level ( I use D7000) , and didn’t got any better results.. what would you recommend ?

  40. 59
    ) Babu

    Hello Nasim,
    Greetings,
    I have Nikon D70s DSLR camera and i have converted it for IR photography by replacing the internal hot mirror filter. I would like to use this camera for vegetation analysis by using IR photographs. I will normally use this camera during the sunny mid day in the filed outside. Do you have any specific recommendation on setting the ISO, Aperture and Shutter spee for my purpose. Any other guidelines for NIR photography will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  41. 60
    ) Franks

    Hi, I’ve just borrowed a friends camera for my art project and your posts have helped so much! So thank you! I’m using a Sony Alpha a200 but with extended shutter speed it won’t work in the dark which is worrying as I’m experimenting with light painting so I was wondering if you had any tips? Thanks so much!

  42. 62
    ) Colby Blackledge

    Hi, I live in Colorado and I was wondering if you know of any good compact waterproof cameras that are versatile enough to capture pictures hiking, skiing, mountain biking, climbing, and also good in low lighting. I am considering the Pentax WG3 but im not sure. Thanks

  43. 63
    ) Manar

    I’m still a beginner, would you please suggest a good camera to start with?
    (with manual focus, setting ISO and shutter speed manually)

  44. 65
    ) Rohit Das

    First of All A Great Compliment to you sir,
    Passion wise ‘m a photographer and really.. learn a lot from your this article and i need one suggestion ‘m Planning to buy a DLSR of canon EOS 1100D is it fine for starters…?
    Thanks

  45. 66
    ) Aditya

    Hello Sir,

    I read you article, it is really helpful for an novice like me.
    I even read some comments, some really professional talking is going on.
    I need your help.
    I am about to buy a camera with budget under Rs. 15K.
    I am confused between Nikon cool pix L820 and cannon sx 510 HS.Please give your opinion and do recommend the best choice.
    Your help is highly appreciated sir.

    Thanks

  46. 67
    ) Navneet

    Dear Nasim
    This is a wonderful blog you have here for beginners. I have been struggling to understand the basics of photography since quite some time. I stumbled upon your article by chance and am now hooked. Thanks for elucidating everything so simply. I own a Nikon 3100D and I hope to be able to take good pictures with help from your wonderfully written articles.

  47. 68
    ) kevin

    Thank u for ur help, sir
    God bless u

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