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    Camera shutter cheat sheet: a jargon-free guide to understanding how it all works

    | Photography for Beginners | 09/08/2013 10:11am
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    How to check and set your shutter speed

    Canon EOS 650D viewfinder

    Step 1
    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.

    How to check and set your shutter speed: step 2

    Step 2
    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.

    How to check and set your shutter speed: step 3

    Step 3
    Top-end DSLRs have a top-plate LCD screen, which gives you an easy-to-see readout of your exposure settings, including speed.

    How to check and set your shutter speed: step 4

    Step 4
    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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    Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 10:11 am under Photography for Beginners.

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