#mymagicforest Shutter speed
The shutter speed determines how long the sensor is illuminated. The length of time in which the photo is taken. In the machine, your camera tries to keep the shutter speed as short as possible so that any movement in the photo is frozen.
If there is movement in your photo, we call this motion blur. Motion blur can occur in two ways: your subject moves or the camera moves. A combination of both is of course also possible.
If you want to prevent movement in your photo because you have moved your camera while taking the picture, follow this guideline: the number of millimeters of your lens is equal to the shutter speed 1 / number of millimeters. So with a 100mm lens you have to keep at least 1 / 100th as the shutter speed.
If your subject is moving, however, you have nothing to do with this directive; the speed with which your subject is moving is important. If you have an objective (or camera) with image stabilization, the minimum shutter speed will be slightly slower for unmoved photos.
An eventful subject does not always have to be annoying. You can easily choose to use the movement. This way you can achieve creative effects. For example, by sticking your camera on a moving object and thus freezing the subject and moving the environment into view. - 4 months ago