Choosing the Correct Shutter Speed. Shutter Priority Mode (TV)
April 15, 2010
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 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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