Shutter speed

In photography, shutter speed or exposure time is the length of time when the film or digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light, also when a camera’s shutter is open when taking a photograph. The amount of light that reaches the film or image sensor is proportional to the exposure time

The above images show the difference between shutter speeds

  • Image 1 – 1/10 second
  • Image 2 – 1/25 second slightly less blurry than image 1

Image 3 – 1/50 of a second, faster than the above two.Note how much darker the image is as there is less light being captured as the time frame is quicker! 

Image 1 – 1/15sec quite blurry

Image 2 – a much sharper image as the shutter speed has been set to 1/1250 sec. Notice the image is darker as there is less light being captured!