Today's Photography Tip is Shutter Speed.
A longer exposure will give you the effect of motion as shown with the flowing water photo below. The frozen water photo shows the water coming from the hose - frozen in time. With a fast shutter speed you can do just that - freeze whatever your taking a photo of, even if it is in full motion. This is what sports photographers excel at doing, freezing athletes in the air kicking a ball, or falling to the ground. The photo of the girls below shows then jumping and I caught them in mid air, CLICK!
Some tips from Digital Photography School
Shutter speed is measured in seconds – or in most cases fractions of seconds. The bigger the denominator the faster the speed (ie 1/1000 is much faster than 1/30).
In most cases you’ll probably be using shutter speeds of 1/60th of a second or faster. This is because anything slower than this is very difficult to use without getting camera shake. Camera shake is when your camera is moving while the shutter is open and results in blur in your photos.
If you’re using a slow shutter speed (anything slower than 1/60) you will need to either use a tripod or some some type of image stabilization (more and more cameras are coming with this built in).
Try this weeks photography Tip and come back and let us know your results!