Hey guys! Welcome back to the Newbie Chronicles!
Today, we continues to explore the exposure triangle and talk about Shutter Speed.
your Shutter Speed determines the amount of time your shutter remains open when you take your photo.
Therefore, the longer your shutter stays open, the more light comes in. Combinations of Shutter Speed and Aperture can work together to help you control your exposure. Or, how light or dark a photo is.
Another thing that your shutter speed helps you to control, is showing or freezing motion.
In this photo, I used shutter speed to show motion. I wanted you to see the motion of Pookah tuning the pages. So I lowered my shutter speed.
And in this photo, I wanted to freeze motion. So I used a higher shutter speed to capture Pookah in mid swing!
Settings: Shutter Speed 1/125 F 5.6 ISO 100
So that is my short lesson on the basics (very BASICS) of shutter speed. Stay tuned next week when I talk about ISO and we put it all together.