What is Shutter Speed?

shutter speed in photography

Anyone who wants to get their freedom from the auto mode in camera should know at least aperture, ISO and shutter speed to control the manual mode. Here in this post, I am going to share my knowledge on Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed?

Shutter Speed refers to the time during which the shutter is open. In traditional film photography, it was calculated in terms of the amount of time that the film was exposed to. Similarly, the shutter speed in the digital photography is the length of time during which the image sensor is exposed to the frame you are trying to click.

Let us now discuss about the various concepts of Shutter Speeds

Shutter Speed is calculated in seconds. For a faster shutter speed, you will have to go for a bigger denominator in the value. For instance, the 1/500 is faster than 1/10.

Always try to use at least 1/60 or bigger shutter speeds than that. Otherwise, the final output would be shaky and blurry.

Shutter Speed in photography (1)
Faster Shutter Speeds are used to capture faster movements like Sports & Slower Shutter Speeds are used to capture blurry images and bring in more light in the frame

If you still want to go for a smaller shutter speed, you will have to use a tripod.

Before deciding to choose your shutter speed for a click, you will have to first see if anything in your frame is moving or not. In cases where there is a moving subject, you will have to go for a faster shutter speed to avoid blur.

I hope this post has helped you understand the basics of shutter speed. However, when you adjust the settings of shutter speed, you will also have to adjust the ISO and Aperture to get your final perfect shot.

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