What Is Shutter Speed?

What is shutter speed? Shutter speed is the length of time that the actual shutter is opened. The shutter speed is the length of time that the actual shutter is opened. When you click down to take the picture...

The shutter speed is the length of time that the actual shutter is opened. When you click down to take the picture the shutters can stay open for a period of time. Also, there is the setting that goes all the way from a thousandth of a second all the way down to like three second or four seconds or five seconds. If the shutter is open for three seconds or even one second you need a tripod in order to keep the camera still. This allows for your image to not be blurry. For example, if you want to take a picture of the moon there isn't enough light so you would need a tripod. You would put the camera on a tripod, set the shutter speed at five seconds and let the shutter stay open the entire five seconds. When the shutter speed closes down the image should have a pretty good amount of detail in it.


I change the shutter speed all the time because I shoot manual. Your estop and your shutter speed go hand and hand and the smallest to the biggest. A 2.8 estop lens is the best that you can get and if the estop is all the way down to 2.8 then that will allow your shutter speed to stay open for longer.




For example, if you are at a basketball game and want to get an exact moment of when they lay the ball right up into the hoop then put your lens on 2.8. This will give you the fastest shutter speed. You want to be as fast as possible when dealing with moving objects because the longer it stays open the blurry it will be.

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