faster shutter speeds?

Question by makavelli405: faster shutter speeds?
if I want shutter speeds, does this mean I need a wider aperture (small F #)
aperture mode? why wouldn’t it be in shutter mode instead?

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Answer by fhotoace
Yes, using the reciprocity rule, you can increase the shutter speed by opening your lenses aperture from say f/16 to f/8 or more until you reach the highest shutter speed your camera supports. This only works if you have your camera set in the aperture priority mode.

Or you can use the meter in your camera to adjust the aperture and shutter speed as necessary.

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2 Responses to faster shutter speeds?

  1. den2pdx says:

    As you move from slower to faster shutter speeds you’re letting in less light, so you have to compensate by
    1. using wider apertures, which let in more light, or
    2. using a higher ISO setting or faster film, thus increasing light sensitivity, or
    3. increasing the amount of light falling on your scene, for example adding light from a flash, if your camera has high-speed flash synchronization, or
    4. some combination of the above.

  2. nikonguy says:

    “aperture mode? why wouldn’t it be in shutter mode instead?”

    Depends on your camera, and what “modes” it has.

    If you have a shutter priority mode, you can probably set it there, if not, then changing the Aperture will also vary the shutter speed.
    “Aperture Priority Mode” is more common than Shutter speed priority mode, tho I don’t know why, I use use shutter speed more, myself.

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