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What is Flash High-Speed Sync and Why Do You Need it?

Using flash is already complicated enough, but adding in a fast shutter speed makes it even harder. In these two videos, you will learn about your camera’s flash sync speed and why it’s limited. Then you’ll see what you can do to solve it and use faster shutter speeds using something called high-speed sync. Show More Summary

How Much Faster is the iPhone X’s ‘Telephoto’ Lens Than the iPhone 7 Plus’s?

Dan Provost: I also used the manual camera app Halide to get an ISO and shutter speed reading at the various light levels, and came to the conclusion that the iPhone X requires roughly 2 fewer stops of light before switching to the telephoto lens, as compared to the iPhone 7 Plus. Show More Summary

3 Tips for Experimenting with Shutter Speed Creatively

So what exactly is shutter speed? In its simplest form, shutter speed refers to the length of time that your camera sensor is exposed to light (the shutter stays open) while taking a photo. A faster shutter speed thus lets in less light and a slower shutter speed lets in more light. Show More Summary

Choosing the Correct ND Filter for Your Desired Long Exposure Photography Effects

Long exposure photography has quickly grown to become one of my favorite styles of photography and it’s quite clear by looking through the images I’ve captured the last few years. More and more images use a shutter speed slower than half a second and it’s further between the handheld shots. Show More Summary

40 Amazing Long Exposure Photos

Making creative use of shutter speed is one way to create memorable photos that stand out. Long exposures can use slow shutter speeds to create light trails, blur moving water, demonstrate drama in moving clouds, and more. Here you'll...Show More Summary

Optimizing Exposure: Shutter Speed

Shutter speed represents the amount of time the sensor is exposed to light. We use shutter speed to freeze motion. We use shutter speed to create movement and emphasize the feeling of motion. The various shooting modes of manual, aperture priority and shutter priority impact and manage shutter speed. Show More Summary

Springs, levers and electromagnets are what makes a DSLR shutter mechanism work

We’ve posted about what shutter speed is, from a photographic standpoint, and shown the basics of how shutters works before. But this video from photographer Chris Marquardt takes things just that bit further. He literally pulls a shutter mechanism out of a Nikon D500 to show us the nitty gritty. Show More Summary

How to remove EXIF data from your photos on iPhone

Looking to free up some space and strip the EXIF data from your iPhone photos? Here's how! Back in the film days, photographers were forced to carry a pen and a notepad with them to record important information such as shutter speed, aperture, and date... Show More Summary

3 Creative Exercises for Using a Slow Shutter Speed

The reason I’m a big fan of experimenting with different shutter speeds is that the opportunities seem endless. By only using a fast shutter speed you’ll limit your photography and miss out on so many great images. In my opinion, shutter...Show More Summary

Today’s Photo Lesson: Electronic vs. Mechanical Shutters

A couple of days ago I wrote about the mystery of why my camera refuses to let me set a shutter speed longer than one second when it’s in “silent mode.” Thanks to the hive mind of the web, I have an answer. Sort of. This is a little long, and probably of little interest […]

Lunchtime Photo

Our local fireworks show wasn’t as good this year as it’s been in the past, but I made up for that with a more serious effort to get a good picture of it. This shot was captured at a shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, with the camera steadied by my trusty beanbag. I like it, […]

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the focusing modes on your camera

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Do you sometimes wonder why your photos have turned out blurry or out of focus? It could be that you are using the wrong aperture or shutter speed, or it could be your choice of focusing mode. Here we look at the main focusing modesShow More Summary

How to Have Fun with Shutter Speed and Added Motion Blur

If you think learning is a boring task, you definitely haven’t studied photography. To make this point, I decided to explain the relationship between shutter speed and movement by spending the day at a theme park. Image blur – unwanted...Show More Summary

How to Find Photos to Study by Lens, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Genre

One of the tricks to learning photography is to look at a few hundred photos by great photographers, then go out a shoot a few thousand of your own. But photography is as much about ideas as it is the gear you’re packing. It’s greatShow More Summary

How a Short Versus Long Exposure Will Affect Your Landscape Images

The shutter speed is probably the factor which has the greatest impact on an image. By adjusting the exposure time by only a few stops, you’re able to completely change the appearance of an image. But what exposure time is best for landscape...Show More Summary

Group develops technique to shape pulses of intense infrared light

To capture fast-moving action in a dimly lit environment, a photographer will use the combination of a fast shutter speed and a quick burst of light.

How to overpower the sun and balance with strobes using ND filters

Trying to overpower the sun seems to have become a popular thing again lately. The go-to technique for these results is a fast shutter speed and high speed sync. But the limited power available in speedlights often falls a little short. Show More Summary

ISO Invariance: The End of the Exposure Triangle?

Since the beginning of photography, there have been three basic elements that need to be taken into consideration when making an image; the size of the aperture on your lens, the speed of the shutter, and how sensitive your film (or, in modern times, the digital image sensor) is to light. Show More Summary

Learn the exposure triangle easily with a little help from Kool-Aid

The exposure triangle is something every photographer really needs to learn and understand. It’s the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. It’s why a good exposure can have many different combinations of settings. But understanding the relationship between all can be difficult for new photographers to wrap their head around. Show More Summary

How to get that cinematic look with an f/1.2 lens in bright sunlight

Shooting stills in bright sunlight with fast glass with super wide apertures is fairly easy. You just knock down your ISO and speed up your shutter until you have your exposure under control. But when you’re shooting video, that’s not really an option if you want that cinematic look. Show More Summary

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