Part 2 of the Magic Triangle-be creative with your shutter speed
more creativity into your shots. In this blog we are letting the camera take care of aperture
and we are controlling the shutter speed to get all sorts of different effects.
Set your camera to shutter priority for photographing wildlife that moves fast such as...
First of all work out the creative style you are looking for.
You may want to freeze the movement of a very busy bee (OK its a Hover Fly!) or a jittery butterfly.
To do this, set a high ISO - I will explain ISO in the next blog but for now just trust me. So set it to 640 and leave it.
Set your camera to shutter priority, now the camera will sort everything out except the shutter speed (and the focusing unless you have this on automatic)
I want to freeze the action so I set the shutter speed high 400 s or higher, so pretty fast.
The key here is to focus on the insect then snap away. You will probably have a lot of rejects, as the focus will drift off as they tend to move A LOT. You will get around 1 in 10 that you are happy with.
Now for Mrs Sheep, although she looks as though she isn't moving but she was being jostled by her sisters so I used a sutter speed of 250 s
Like Mrs Sheep Mrs Berry was captured at 250 s
look at peoples feet,
hold your breath,
hold still and shoot some arty stuff
This was taken at Waterloo Station on a friday evening 45 s as people were rushing for their trains...
'Do I really need to know about that?'
Yes you do, it's another magic ingredient in putting the creative control back into your hands.