Last week I shared with you my photos for the third photography challenge that I took up at Cascade Springs, and I took the photos for the fourth photo challenge on the same day. The 4th challenge in the book is to use a slower shutter speed, which is a fun part of the exposure triangle to play with.
This is another challenge out of the book The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs (Voices That Matter) by David duChemin.
The shutter speed not only controls how long the light hits the sensor, but it also controls how motion is seen in the camera. Using slower shutter speeds blurs the moving object, giving the photo of sense of motion.
Even though this shot was taken at a fast shutter speed, the object was moving even faster, and you can see how the blurred wings allow you to feel the movement of the bee.
This is the same shutter speed demo from the last post, but I wanted to share it here as well because it does a great job of demonstrating the difference shutter speed can make on your image.
In the 2 photographs above you can see a dramatic difference that shutter speed can make. In the bottom photograph I used a 1/3 sec shutter speed allowing the water to be blurred, which also softened the photograph.