Shutter speed is all about how much movement you want to show in your photos. A fast shutter speed captures the image quickly, therefore shows more of a stand still photo. A slower speed captures shows more movement in the photo.
Because I have been wanting to learn about shutter speed, I have been using the Tv (or S on some cameras) setting on my camera. This means that I only need to set the shutter speed and the camera will set the aperture for me.
Unfortunately I wasn't at a car race or sporting event which would have been great to try out different shutter speeds, so I enlisted the help of my trusty assistant, little miss to help me.
In the first one she is clapping, one is using a slow shutter speed and the other a fast.
|Fast shutter speed 1/45|
|Slow shutter speed 1/10|
I did spy this jet boat on the harbour but could only get a shot of it with a slow shutter speed, showing more of it's movement.
|Slow shutter speed 1/6|
Once again enlisting the help of little miss, this time she is running.
|Fast shutter speed 1/1000|
|Slow shutter speed 1/30|