Exercise: Shutter speeds – cameras with a manual option (page 34)

Exercise: Shutter speeds – cameras with a manual option


1/640 , f2.8 ISO 3200

IMG_99331/125 f3.2 ISO 1250

This photo (above) has slowest shutter speed at which movement is sharply frozen.

IMG_99421/60, f2.8 ISO 400

IMG_99501/30, f 2.8, ISO 200

IMG_99561/15, f 3.2, ISO 125

IMG_99631/5, f5.0, ISO 100

This series of photographs (above) at different speeds gave conclusive results. However, I failed with the panning exercise as I did not use a variety of speeds or speeds which were slow enough (I thought the poor light would not allow me to go so slow; however, I was wrong) and did not achieve motion blur.


1/400, f2.8, 3200

1/125. f 2.8, ISO 400

I think the blurred effect of the background in this image may be more to do with the bokeh effect of the lens rather than successful panning.

However I like the feeling of motion in this photo (below) with the mountain biker coming towards me:

1/125, f3.2, ISO800

Sharpness on the splash but motion blur on his feet (but why is the chain so sharp?)

On reflection the photos (of movement) that I prefer the most are those with the extreme blur (5th and 6th photos) where the mountain biker is not really recognisable but there is a real feeling of movement.

Additional examples of photos of water at different shutter speeds:

IMG_06221/500 sec

1/1000 sec

1/100 sec

1/30 sec

IMG_06241/15 sec


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