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Use Shutter Speed to Capture Movement

Discussion in 'Design and Creatives' started by I'm H, Sep 10, 2015.

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    A DSLR gives you the ability to capture brilliant images. You can develop all the skills of a pro once you know how to work the manual settings. [caption id="attachment_889" align="alignnone" width="575"][​IMG] Image from Matt Taylor from blainaphotographicgroup.co.uk[/caption] There are two ways in which you can capture movement, the first is to use Manual, allowing you to have full control over every aspect of your camera. This may seem daunting at first, but once you pick up how to use your camera in manual, you?ll never look back. The other way is to put your camera into Shutter Priority mode. By doing this, you select the preferred shutter speed, whilst the camera selects the aperture. Remember that you should ALWAYS use a tripod when using slower shutter speeds! 1. Waterfalls This is the possibly the most common subject used when trying slower shutter speeds. You?ve all seen the milky water effect, and it?s pretty simple to do! All you need to do is put your camera into shutter priority mode, and set the shutter speed to half a second to one second and see the results. Now the shutter speed all depends on your surroundings and your subject, try a few different speeds and see what works best for you. [caption id="attachment_887" align="alignnone" width="575"][​IMG] Image from Matt Taylor from blainaphotographicgroup.co.uk[/caption] 2. Light Trails You will usually need slow shutter speeds at night. If you try shutter speeds of two seconds, five seconds, or even longer, you will see some brilliant results! The lights of the vehicle will create lines of bright colour, fading away in to the distance. The more traffic there is, the more impressive your results will be. If you?re lucky, you may even get some blue lights from an emergency services vehicle. [caption id="attachment_888" align="alignnone" width="640"][​IMG] Image from Matt Taylor from blainaphotographicgroup.co.uk[/caption]
     
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