Shutter Speed is a key part of photography, and can be used to create dramatic effect by freezing action or bluering motion. Shutter speed is the length of time the camera shutter is open to expose light into the camera sensor. A slow shutter speed makes moving objects appear blurred, and are often used to photograph lightning, or landscape photographers to capture the moving effect of water whilst everything else is in focus. Fast shutter speeds can capture a moment of action, and so are often used in wildlife photography such as birds in flight.
I recently visited London to see the Christmas lights, and thought it was the perfect opportunity to use shutter speed to capture the streets in a totally new way. I used the slow shutter speed on my camera to allow the lights to blur as they moved when the camera shutter was open. It was difficult to keep the camera still without a tripod, but it did add to the movement of the light in the shot.
Today is the first of a series on my channel which I am beginning as part of my Silver Arts Award in Photography. Part A is when you begin to develop your skills in your chosen art form. I decided to work on my technique, focusing on a different aspect of photography technique each week for 8 weeks. I will then post on my blog about the skill, and some photos I took when attempting it. At the end, I will do a summary post, where I choose one photo from each post to include, and will review the process. I really appreciate any feedback, positive or negative, on my posts, so please comment anything you'd like to say. I would love it if you would follow me on my journey to try and improve on photography technique!
If you are interested in doing silver arts award, go to their website: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64
Please help me complete Part D of my arts award by giving me some information on photography careers: https://www.photoblog.com/forum/t/careeers-in-photography/44360
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