Choose your shutter speed
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.