What are shutter speeds?

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Hi Im totally new to this topic of photography… I was just wonder if anyone could tell me what shutter speeds are and how they work and maybe an example or two. Thank you so much. I WILL GIVE OUT 10 POINTS TO THE BEST ANSWERS.

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Answer by Cameron
When you press the button it opens the shutter, and the shutter speed is how long it’s open for. They determine exposure and they blur.

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2 Responses to What are shutter speeds?

  1. Ansell A says:

    The shutter is one of the two things which let light onto the film or sensor.

    The aperture controls the size of the “hole” in the lens and helps controlling depth of field.

    The shutter always opens fully to allow that light to hit the film/sensor and the length of time it is open along with the size of the aperture determine the exposure.

    Shutter speeds on modern cameras can range from 1/8000 (one eight thousandth of a second) to 30 seconds or a “bulb” setting which means the shutter is open as long as the shutter button is pressed.

    The shutter speed determines what motion is captured or whether the movement blurs.
    A fast shutter speed will freeze motion and a slow one will blur motion.

  2. gman says:

    Shutter speed is how fast the shutter is. An exposure of 1000 means 1/1000th of a second. thats the time it takes for the mirror to go up, the aperture to close, and the sensor to record the data. The faster (1000th, 2000th, 4000th, etc), will be darker and darker, hence the less light is let in. The brighter you want it, slower speed let in more light. (100th, 50th, 10th, even down to seconds or minutes.)

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