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Shutter Speed

Discussion in 'Photography & Camera Basics Forum' started by Lesley1001, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Lesley1001

    Lesley1001 New Member

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    Can anyone offer any help?

    I am using my partners FujiFilm Finepix S4500 as a warm up camera, whilst I start to practise a bit of basic photography, and I am attempting to learn how to use it to the best of both it's, and my abilities.

    My first question, is how do I set/change the shutter speed and also how do I know what speed is best to set it at?

    Is it a case of trial and error?
    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    I tend to mainly take photo's of birds and animals, so I am hoping to try and catch some flight images. Maybe something like this that I took earlier in the week, but without the blurring:

    Thank you and apologies if this has been asked before.

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  2. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    For bird photography you could do with a shutter speed of above 1/500 sec .... you need to be in shutter priority mode "S" on the top dial, and set auto iso then the camera will chose the aperture for you.
    Paul
     
  3. Lesley1001

    Lesley1001 New Member

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    Brilliant, thank you Paul. I will try this tomorrow when they all come in for their morning feed.

    Can I ask, is it a decent camera to start practising with?
     
  4. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    I had a fuji Bridge camera (and wished I still had it) and it,s a good camera to learn on ..... there is some shutter lag (time from pressing the button to it taking the photo) so not ideal for fast moving subjects, but as they say the Best camera is the one you have with you.
     
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  5. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    I addition to setting the shutter speed to 1/500 to 1/1000 also set the ISO to Auto.
     
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    photodiva Here a lot

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    fmw Active Member

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    Look up the "exposure triangle" on the internet and read enough to become familiar with it. Shutter speed controls motion blur or lack of it.
     
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