Re: Help Re: Shutter Speed
Hi There Brian,
Sorry to hear your pedicament, Her is a VERY SIMPLE explanation, Shutter speed and aperture are linked together, and if only one is wrong (in manual mode) then the image is normally under or overexposed. Aperture gives or controls the depth of field (front to back sharpness) shutter speed controls Blur in moveing objects, Ie: moving foliage in wind, animals or sport objects such as runners or cars. TOGETHER THEY BOTH CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT hitting the film or digital processor. I use shutter priority auto for sport or moveing objects, this means that the camera contols the exposure based on the shutter speed I set, or aperture priority auto for landscape etc: In manual mode you would be responsible for both settings, and a light metre would be a wise move. Full auto mode or program mode are also options.
So to sum up, the shutter speed in day light does much the same as in night shots, together with the aperture ( and ISO/ASA) it controls the amount of light allowed to hit the film or digi processor, in general Use shutter priority Auto for moveing subjects, or for scenic/plant life in windy conditions. But they all can be used creatively. I do hope I have got it right and it is of some help. Good luck.
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