What is shutter priority mode?
Put time first with shutter priority mode.
The shutter’s role in photography.
When to use a fast shutter speed.
When to use slow shutter speeds.
A slower shutter speed helps illustrate the passage of time with motion blur showing a trail of movement. “Slow shutter speed is a way to imply motion,” says videographer Joshua Martin. “You’re not freezing time. You’re letting time pass in front of the camera. You feel the movement in the image.”
Shutter speeds can be very long indeed. With certain types of landscape photography or long exposure photography, a photographer will leave the shutter open for prolonged periods and capture slow, gradual motion. With long shutter speeds, headlights form trails of light across dark roads and dancers in motion are accentuated by dramatic blur.