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Quick, and Intro Into Shutter Speed!

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We’ll start with a good one. Shutter speed isn’t particularly difficult; it is just the amount of time your camera spends taking a picture. This could be 1/100 of a second, or 1/10 of a second, or three seconds, or five minutes. Some people build custom cameras that take decades to capture a single photo.

Your camera won’t let you take a decades-long photo. Instead, the longest allowable shutter speed tends to be around 30 seconds, although it does depend upon your camera. For example, on the Nikon D850, you can shoot any shutter speed from 1/8000 second to 30 seconds, as well as a time mode for even longer exposures. Other cameras generally allow similar settings. Read More

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What is Exposure? A Beginner’s Guide

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Every advanced and professional photographer today absolutely needs to learn how to use exposure in photography. When your first start taking pictures, you might be confused by the countless buttons, menus, and setting options on your camera. However, there is no excuse for using bad in-camera exposure. By understanding how to expose an image properly, you will be able to capture photographs of the ideal rightness, including high levels of detail in both the shadows an highlight areas. This post explains in detail, as well as helping you to understand the three most important camera settings of all: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Read More