DLSR Intro - Shutter Speed

How fast can you blink in a second? I can do about 7 blinks. Yes, I did actually try it myself because I'm a fool, but I hope you did too so that I'm not alone. *crickets* OKAY!

Today's topic is going to be based on the way a camera blinks. Shutter Speed is another way of saying how long we expose light to the camera's sensor. The slower the shutter speed, the longer the time, the more light hits the sensor. BADDA BING!! Easy as pie right? No? Lets use some examples then!

Left is a faster shutter speed and the right is a slower shutter speed.

Left is a faster shutter speed and the right is a slower shutter speed.

Above is a good example of when to use a faster shutter speed. AANNNNNND below is a really cool shot which shoes the motion of the subway but our subject is standing still!

Wow what a cool shot, all with a slower shutter speed.

Wow what a cool shot, all with a slower shutter speed.

Things you have to be weary of though when shooting with a slow shutter speed (1/20s and higher) is that you may get camera blur because when you hold a camera (unless you're a concrete statute, which if you are congrats on becoming the first concrete man) you're going to wiggle. UNLESS you grab a tripod. tripods are your best friend for slow shutter speed!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned FOR MOORREEE BAATMAN... nope wait. Photography tips and stuffs, that's what I ment.