Tag: Shutter speed in photography

Why Your Camera Changes Picture Colors

Why Your Camera Changes Picture Colors With a mind-boggling number of posts about weird colors in your photos, I provide a simple definition and photo tip to help ease your frustrations. If you’ve experienced your camera changing colors and making your photos look weird, I know how frustrating that is. The good news is that the solution is often as close as a simple camera adjustment. In every...

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Trees blurred with intentional camera movement

How to Create Intentional Blur in Photography

How to Create Intentional Blur in Photography When creating abstract-looking images, an essential factor is the camera setting — specifically, the shutter speed and how to slow a shutter speed to begin with. When you intentionally blur a subject, you need enough time to move the camera to capture the scene. If your shutter speed is too fast, you won’t have enough time to scan from top...

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What is Aperture?

What is aperture? Aperture is the amount of light being admitted through the lens as you capture your subject. How can you tell how much light that is? In the example image, the aperture, also known as the f-stop, is the number 4.5 (F4.5). Adjusting the aperture allows you to get creative. Think of a crisp, focused image (foreground and background), compared to a focused foreground subject but...

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What Does Shutter Speed Control?

What does shutter speed control? Shutter speed controls the amount of time your camera takes to capture your subject, or in other words, to take the picture.  How can you tell how long that is? In the example image, my shutter speed is revealed by the number 90. Ninety by itself may not appear to give you enough information; instead, consider it a fraction. Therefore, the shutter speed is actually...

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