Camera shutter cheat sheet: a jargon-free guide to understanding how it all works
How to check and set your shutter speed
The best place to see the shutter speed you are using is in the viewfinder. Half-press the shutter button; the shutter speed is the first number at the bottom.
For an alternative view, many DSLRs will also show you the shutter speed you are using on the rear LCD. Again, half-press the shutter button to fire up the metering.
Top-end DSLRs have a top-plate LCD screen, which gives you an easy-to-see readout of your exposure settings, including speed.
The easy way to control the shutter speed yourself is to switch to Av, Tv or P mode – then turn the wheel by the trigger until you get the value that you want in the viewfinder.
PAGE 1: Your camera’s shutter – so how does it actually work?
PAGE 2: Understanding shutter speed and camera shake
PAGE 3: How to check and set your shutter speed
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on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 10:11 am under Photography for Beginners.
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