Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool: freeze and pan with confidence
Choose your shutter speed
Using a 10-stop ND filter
Using a 6-stop ND filter
Stop down or fit a neutral density filter to smooth out the motion of the waves in coastal photos
There’s no real right and wrong when using shutter speeds creatively, as it remains a question of personal taste.
The first shot demonstrates the use of a fast shutter speed to freeze the wave movement, which makes a dense ocean texture.
The next image was shot at the same focal length using a six-stop neutral density filter.
The shutter speed was considerably slower, which smoothed the water textures for a more artistic look.
Which is better? That’s up to you.
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on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 11:30 am under Photography Tips.
Tags: action photography, landscape photography, Photo effects, photo ideas, shutter speed