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Shutter speed

Giving panning a go

As well as using an ultra-short shutter speed to freeze motion, you can also help make sure the subject remains sharp by panning with your camera—a technique that can also come to your aid when […]

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The magic of long exposure photography

‘Embracing the future as present joins past.’ It’s a phrase that summarises the notion of long exposure photography. 3.2-second exposure at ƒ/22 and ISO 100. Imagine standing in the gathering twilight on a beach, photographing […]

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What's your camera's sync speed and why does it matter?

The maximum flash sync speed of your particular camera is the one shutter speed that should be permanently fixed in your mind. Different cameras have different maximum sync speeds, and you’ll find yours in the […]

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Whizz! Bang! How to photograph fireworks

Fireworks can present a tricky shooting challenge because you’re not photographing a pre-existing scene; there’s no opportunity to compose your shot, shoot, and adjust it as necessary. Instead you need to trip the shutter before […]

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The trial and error of night photography

Here in the northern hemisphere, we’re approaching the shortest day, which means that whether we want to or not, we might find ourselves taking photos at night. Seeing as photography means ‘drawing with light’, it […]

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Shutter speed, frame rate, and film-making

One of the first things that you learn as a photographer is about exposure, and how adjusting your shutter speed will have an impact on your images. A slower shutter speed lets in more light, […]

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Shooting smoke – easier than you might think!

Images of smoke are enticing and ethereal. There’s often an element of ‘How did you do that?’ when you show them to other people. While you might need a motion or audio sensor for some […]

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