1. Shutter speed is the amount of time your shutter is open. During this time your image is recorded onto the image sensor on your screen.
2. Your shutter speed can cause MORE light or LESS light to enter your camera. At the same time your shutter speed works to properly record movements.
3. When you use a FAST shutter speed, you are using it to record moving objects such as sports players or quickly moving children. A fast shutter speed also lets in less light.
4. A SLOW shutter speed is used to catch things like fireworks, light trails (when people write their names with lights), camp fires sparking etc. A slow shutter speed lets in MORE light.
5. Use your camera's meter to "cheat" when learning about shutter speed. This is located in the viewfinder. Moving to the left lets more light in (slower shutter speed), moving to the right lets less light in (faster shutter speed).
6. Camera Camp is a great resource for beginners!!
7. You can see more examples of shutter speed images if you google "fast" and "slow" shutter speed and click on images. You can also find some good resources on my Pinterest board.
The examples this week are a little different than what I've been doing in the past couple of weeks. I wanted to show you how shutter speed plays a roll when I do sessions. You will notice most of the photos are of a little boy. I used different speeds to better capture his quick movements, and the changes in light that would happen when he moved quickly to different locations.