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Movement – Shutter Speed & Aperture

2. Movement – Shutter Speed & Aperture Requirements

Shutter Speed and Aperture both play a crucial role in the “look” or aesthetics of your image. Your camera’s Program and Auto modes can properly expose an image, but they will NOT allow you to control how your camera treats motion, or your depth of field; both crucial elements to making an image look the way you want. This is one of the primary practices that separates a professional photographer from the family snapshot jockey.

  1. Subject one must be flowing water.
  2. 2. A machine with moving parts (in motion).

Subject one (Must be moving water): Using your camera’s shutter priority (Tv or S) mode, take shots of your subject at different shutter speeds (at least 5 shots) and observe the difference in the images. At least one of these shots should have a shutter speed slower than 1/10 of a second.

Subject two: (Machine with moving parts) Move close to your subject, and zoom in. Using your camera’s aperture priority (Av or A) mode, take shots of your subject at different aperture values (at least 5 shots) and observe the difference in the images.

This assignment is for Digital Photography course (ART 2060) at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah taught by Alex Chamberlain in the Fall of 2015.

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