365 days to better photography

Posts tagged “Shutter speeds

Day 175

June 24, 2011

Another photography assignment. : Freezing and showing motion via shutter speed.  The numbers represent the fraction if a second.

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Day 87

March 28, 2011

Today after gymnastics I took Blake over to the play area at the mall to wear him out a little more.

Then we went back over to the plant nursery to buy more seeds (broccoli) and since it had snowed earlier in the day the barberry bushes were covered in water drops.

There was also a bee on the columbines.

The wings must have been moving very fast for them to blur in this picture.  My shutter speed was 1/800 of a second


Day 12

January 12, 2011

Today I was playing with shutter speed and decided to do the week 2 assignment from this tutorial.

First, I placed black construction paper behind my kitchen sink to add contrast (and hide my ugly tile…have I mentioned I hate my sink.  It made of white plastic material and it’s impossible to get stains out of it). Next, I place a vase upside down in the sink.  Finally,  I changed my camera to TV (shutter priority) placed it on my tripod, and started adjusting my shutter speed and shooting.  I also adjusted my ISO at the higher shutter speeds.  The only post processing I did to these files is a slight sharpening and adding the water mark.  The first few are pretty blown but you can still see the effect of the slower shutter speed.

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Day 9

January 9, 2011

It has been snowing and frigidly cold all day today.  I hate snow and cold with a deep fiery passion but I have to admit it makes a decent subject.  These were all taken from the relative comfort of my kitchen.  I just opened the Arcadia door and started shooting.  I decided to focus more on the shutter speed today and made a rare trip to the TV (shutter priority) section of my camera.  I think the differences in the falling snow is interesting.  I put the shutter speed under each picture and you can see the aperture if you hover over it.  At 1/8 you can barely tell it’s snowing.  As the shutter speed increases it becomes crystal clear.

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