LAB 1: Shutter Speed

1) Shoot in a busy area of Dawson

0.6 seconds at f/11, ISO 500

0.6 seconds at f/11, ISO 500

2. Shoot hand held with slow shutter speeds

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Shutter speed: 1/30 of a second I steadied myself against a wall and held my camera close to my body to reduce shake.

Shutter speed: 1/30 of a second

I steadied myself against a wall and held my camera close to my body to reduce shake.

3. Shoot motion frozen and motion blurred

1/250th of a second at f 2.0, ISO 640

1/250th of a second at f 2.0, ISO 640

1/8th of a second at f/13, ISO 640

1/8th of a second at f/13, ISO 640

To freeze the subject, I had to set a high shutter speed and have a wide aperture, to let in as much light as possible. To blur the subject, however, I had to do the opposite: to prevent too much light from getting in and having an overexposed image because of the long shutter speed, I had to have a small aperture opening (f/13).

The first image feels like time is frozen, as if a single, unique instant was captured. The image also feels happy and joyful. In the second image, however, detail is lost, making the image seem ghostly and haunting.