Week 1This week we are looking at Shutter speeds. The shutter speed controls the durations of the exposure. It is the length of time the shutter is open and where light can get in through your sensor.
Less light 1/1000 sec - freeze action
More light 1 sec - artistic blurs
Our exercises in class this week was to play around with different shutter speeds. It’s my first time using a proper tripod and I must say it’s a wee bit more sturdy and fiddly then the budget ones I’ve used before. It’s a bit daunting setting up a shot with all this fresh info churning around in my head. On top of it all there’s a knob for everything on this darn tripod – eek!!! i feel for my poor models having to wait patiently while i sort it all out. Sorry guys!
Anyway here are some examples of shots at varied shutter speeds I've taken during the week.
|Shutter speed: 1/80", f/10|
|Shutter speed: 1", f/36|
Moving ShotsThese are examples of fast shutter speeds used to freeze motion
|Shutter speed: 1/250", f/5.6|
|Shutter speed: 1/250", f/6.3|
|Shutter speed: 1/30", f/11|
|Shutter speed: 1/5", f/11|
Panning shotPanning a camera results in a motion similar to that of someone shaking their head from side to side (wikipedia)
|Shutter speed: 1/30", f/14|
|Shutter speed: 1/10", f/18|
My panning shots were a bit of a fail, i'm not 100% sure if i was doing it right - so i definitely need to practice this. Above are the practice shots that we did in class, from what i remember if i do this panning shot right my subject should be in focus.
This is one of my attempts, she got a bit bored of me and trotted off.
|f/8, 1/20, ISO 100|
|f/22, 1/60, ISO 100|