Photo Tip “Short Exposure Periods”


Photo tip – Use fast shutter speeds creatively

For moving subjects, shutter speed is an essential setting for creating an image. Fast shutter speeds allow you to “freeze” even very fast motion and capture a sharp image of motion.

To capture images with fast shutter speeds, it should be as bright as possible. If the subject is not bright enough, the diaphragm (small f-number) can be opened up or/and the ISO rate can be increased.
More information on exposure times and risk of blurring can be found in the respective technical fundamentals on Little-photo-college.net

The following images illustrate the impact of short exposure periods on the image result.

Image – Exposure 1:800 sec – Diaphragm 1:10 – ISO rate 100 – Focal length 400mm
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Gear

  • Monopod

Technical settings

  • Burst mode
  • All focal areas activated
  • Autofocus al servo

Fast shutter speeds allow you to “freeze” even very fast motion and capture a sharp image of motion. To capture images with “fast” shutter speeds, it should be relatively bright. Diaphragm and ISO rate are important tools that can be used to minimise exposure periods.

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