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2019 Schedule - September Topics 11 Jan 2019 10:57 #5435

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Slow Shutter Speed
An image taken with slow shutter speed (between 1 sec and 1/20th sec)
We’re not in a yoga class, but a nice slow breath and steady shutter release finger will allow you to take your shutter speed to a new low. And by low, I mean slow; 1 sec to 1/20th of a second, for instance. While it is not the slowest shutter speed out there, 1 sec to 1/20th of a second can lead to some interesting effects; from causing intentional blur in waterfalls to allowing for available light shooting situations and increasing depth of field. Then throw in a tripod or solid surface and more options appear.
It’s not a popular shutter speed. You might not even rank it up there in your top ten. 1 sec to 1/20th is a fine place to start experimenting. It’s most easily accessed in Shutter Priority Mode (or Time Value Mode) which will allow the camera to choose the appropriate aperture for you, freeing your creative spirit to being playing with light in different ways.
Below are quick tips to help inspire some experimenting on your part with this often-ignored shutter speed.
• Breathe – As mentioned, breath when you shoot. Your body is most relaxed when you exhale and this is a prime time to take a shot.
• Press Through the Shutter Release – Don’t press down hard on the shutter release, this will cause shake more easily noticed at 1/20th. Press through the button, as if wishing to hit a spot just below the lowest it will go. This helps eliminate the “tap” effect.
• Brace Yourself – Hold your camera properly. But don’t be too rigid! If you can, brace yourself against a solid object (building, car, light post, the ground, etc..).
• Use A Tripod – They really do help, but I think you already knew this. 1/20th is much easier to achieve if your scene isn’t changing quickly and can allow for tripod use.
• Practice – Practice – Practice!

Any Subject that us treated pictorially, embodying the elements of good design, arrangement or composition, which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer.
Photographers can do great photography anywhere; however, it sometimes can take a little inspiration to get the wheels turning. The most important thing is to walk out the door frequently. If you think you are not going to capture any interesting images then you are not going to walk out the door.
Take a long walk, anywhere, at any time and challenge yourself to capture an interesting image.
As an “Open” subject try to challenge yourself and the judges by exploring topics and genres that you don’t normally venture into.
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