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When to Use Different Shutter Speeds

When to Use Different Shutter Speeds

I’ve covered shutter speed in great detail before, but recently this question popped up: ‘When would you typically use all the different shutter speeds?’ It dawned on me, that it wouldn’t hurt to provide a list of when you would typically use different shutter speeds, so here it is. Thanks to

Trick Photography and Special Effects eBook Review

Trick Photography and Special Effects eBook Review

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can hit a brick wall, creatively speaking. And that’s why I love this trick photography and special effects ebook. It allows me to open up my eyes and mind to new and exciting photo ideas, which I may have never thought of

Use Slow Sync Flash to Easily Produce Creative Lighting

Use Slow Sync Flash to Easily Produce Creative Lighting

Slow sync flash is when you fire your flash either at the beginning or end of an exposure that’s slower than normal, for example 1/8 of a second. Anyone with experience behind a camera knows that it’s very hard to hold the camera steady enough for a sharp exposure at this sort of speed, and that’s where the flash comes in. By firing the flash, you freeze the motion and collect light trails in the remaining time, creating this rather cool effect, like in the photos below.

4 Steps to Understanding Shutter Speed and its Creative Uses

4 Steps to Understanding Shutter Speed and its Creative Uses

Shutter speed is the most obvious of the 3 factors that create an exposure and has the biggest effect to your photos. With a poor knowledge of how the shutter speed will affect your photos, you’ll end up with blurred results. This post teaches you the right speed for the right situation, as well as how to use shutter speed creatively with artistic results.

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