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Using Shutter Speed to Stop Motion

This week’s challenge for our #mylifesphotos challenge is Motion.

It’s a wonderful thing to capture with your camera.

But have you ever tried to capture motion and come out with a photo like this?
SS 1-50

All blurred and not quite what you were visualizing?

There is a fix for that and it’s called Shutter Speed. In the photo above, my shutter speed was 1/50.  Not fast enough to capture Pookah jumping for joy on my bed.
SS 1-250
( settings: f/3.2 ISO 6400 Shutter Speed: 1/250)

Almost! But still not quite “freezing” motion.



( both Shutter Speed 1/320)


So get out there and show us motion! Don’t forget to link up with the hashtag #mylifesphotos!


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  • Reply
    Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    January 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Oops, that comment was for this post!

    This is very helpful for me trying to catch images of classes. Instead on phone pictures, I need to use the real camera. Thx!

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    January 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    my cell has a feature like this that works quite well. My digital cam had one too called “Kids” I guess they knew kids are always in motion lol.

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      January 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      there is a good one on iphone called slow shutter speed too.

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    ChiChi Loves
    January 27, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I will definitely be trying them out on some kiddies this week. They are the hardest to shoot.

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    January 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve been trying to do more in manual and keep seeing that if you want to capture motion keep shutter speed at at least 1/125. So I’ve been doing that and sacrificing ISO when necessary. I’ve been really happy with the results because kids don’t care lol.
    I love his face because clearly he enjoyed “having” to jump on the bed for pictures.

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