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Better Understanding Shutter Speed

Jared Polin October 19, 2011 Comments Off

Have you ever had that slight motion blur show up in an image that you wanted to freeze the motion? That is exactly what happened here, the guitar player jumped off the stack and was not frozen in place. Now not every subject needs to be frozen but in this case I think it would have helped the image.

Gene sent me this picture and asked what he could do to make it better and give him my thoughts. I took a deeper look at his settings and saw a few things that he could simply keep an eye on that would allow him to control the shutter speed in a a way that would allow for the freezing of motion.

I started to get into the exposure triangle and explaining how if you change one thing it effects the other or if you change this and this this will happen.

I am not going to fully get into the exposure triangle right this second but the basics are if you change X, something will happen to Y. If you are not familiar with the triangle it is Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and how by changing each one the others are effected.

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