Shutter Speed Priority for the Artistically Inclined
I had fun playing with the Christmas lights and the colour swatches. Here is my favourite picture. Please post your experiments on bottom of this page.
Oct 24 Itinerary:
- A presentation by Barb Kreutter on Intentional Camera Movement. For Barb’s work see http://kreutter.zenfolio.com/p427750456#h98cb1d90
- A demonstration on artistic zoom effects at slow shutter speeds by Jim Springer
- Break to move cars.
- Practice – Apply what you have learned. We will have moving flashlights, swinging Christmas lights, and static lights to practice zooming and bokeh.
This session will be about what can be achieved with slower shutter speeds.
Bring your tripod, and if you have multiple lenses and neutral density filters bring them as well.
The focus of this session will be “Motion Blur”. As you are probably aware by now, there is a trade-off between camera shutter speed, aperture (lens opening) and ISO (sensor sensitivity). To get the longest possible shutter speed in a given light condition, you close the aperture as far as possible, (highest f number) and turn the ISO down, (lowest number).
Those of you who have a tripod bring them with you to this session. A neutral density filter will also be helpful as these devices will reduce the light further allowing for even longer shutter speeds.
Here are some additional resources for inspiration: