For today’s video, I’m revisiting one of the most critical camera settings out there: shutter speed. So much of photography builds off shutter speed (and exposure generally) that I wanted to publish this one before diving into deeper topics.
If you’d prefer to learn about shutter speed in an article, you’ll be happy to hear that Nasim recently updated our shutter speed tutorial with a number of new details. I’ve also added today’s video to that post.
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I enjoyed the insights you shared in your presentation. However, having been a graphic arts and photography teacher for over 20 years, I would add one more variable to your list of four for the effects of different shutter speeds. That would be the direction a moving subject is traveling related to the lens axis. For example: someone riding a bicycle toward the camera would not necessarily require the same shutter speed to “freeze” motion of the same person/bicycle/speed riding perpendicular to the camera– panning the camera not necessarily being a factor that can be measured. And a bicycle traveling at a 45 degree oblique to the camera would be different than either of the two examples above, and so on… Obviously, a race car or a train would make a difference, as well.
Anyhow, that’s the way I taught my students on the subject.