Choosing the Correct Shutter Speed. Shutter Priority Mode (TV)

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Choosing the correct Shutter Speed can be intimidating at first. Here’s what I do, on a bright sunny day, if I need to shoot in SHutter Priority Mode, I set my Shutter Speed to a minimum of 1/400 and set the exposure to -1. I can then go up for faster shutter speed or I can dial down if I need to have a slow shutter speed. The good thing in using Shutter Priority Mode, your DSLR will give the appropriate Aperture(F Stop) everytime you change your shutter speed.

Camera Shake:

Camera shake is the sudden movement or shift of the camera. If using a low shutter speed, it can cause blur in your photos, it is cured by using a stable tripod, by using a lens with image stabilization or by using a fast enough shutter speed. As a rule of thumb it is best to match your shutter speed with the focal length of your lens. So if using 200mm lens, set your shutter speed around 1/200 or 1/250.

When shooting indoors and in low light situation without enough light calls for a the use of slow shutter, if you are shooting handheld with non stabilized lens, the minimum shutter speed should be at least 1/30, provided your subject doesn’t move.

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