I have been playing a lot with my new camera. On Friday I decided to experiment with shutter priority (Tv) since I spend most of time normally in aperture priority (Av). So I figured I would share with you how different shutter speeds affected my pictures.
This first set is Sam jumping from the stairs to our living room.
Shutter speed= 1/2000. Notice how sharp Sam is with the faster shutters speed
Shutter speed- 1/4. I love how you can barely see Sam who is moving here but Ruthie is still clear with this slower shutter speed.
After he jumped off the stairs, Sam ran in front of the camera a few times for me. I kept the shutter speed slow in this one at 1/3. Notice how only his foot is in focus. Now we know how the special effects people make it look like there are ghosts in the room.
When I raised the shutter speed back to 1/2000 we can see my smiling Jedi a lot better.
Of course I had to let Ruthie participate. Here she is twirling at 1/200.
And then at 1/4. Like Sam's pictures we actually start to completely lose some of her body parts with the slower shutter speed but we can see some cool motion in her left arm.
Those of you who only shoot in automatic are probably wondering what's the purpose in all of this shutter speed stuff. Well it allows people who are better photographers than me to create some pretty cool affects with their action shots that I hope I will be able to replicate with a little more practice.