Today, experiment with a slow shutter speed as you shoot, and share your captures with the hashtag #SlowShutter.
Shutter speed is one of the primary settings that you have to think about when you’re capturing an image. When you’re taking a picture, the shutter of your camera opens and closes to capture the scene in front of you. If you’re shooting with a fast shutter speed, the shutter will open and close very quickly, allowing you to capture a clear, crisp image, even if your subject is moving.
If you’re shooting with a slow shutter speed, however, the shutter will remain open for a longer period of time, allowing you to capture motion trails or light trails on moving objects, or even star trails if you keep your shutter open for long enough. It’s helpful to use a tripod if you’re shooting with a slow shutter speed in order to prevent unwanted blur and camera shake, but you can prop your camera or device up against any sort of stable object to get a good shot.
Today, try shooting with a slow shutter speed, and share your captures with the hashtag #SlowShutter.