Our first practical activity was given to us this week for Cinematography. After a very useful and much needed lesson on exposure and the ways in which aperture, iso, and shutter speed effect your photographs, we were set into pairs, given a camera and sent outside to experiment, our focus on shutter speed. The brief was to take three photos of our partner waving furiously with each shot set at a different shutter speed; one at 50, one at 100, and one at 250, and compare the differences.
The first image was taken with the shutter speed set at 50. The effect of this is that while the things that were still when the photo was taken are crisp, the moving parts (in this instance, Nicola’s hand) are blurred.
In the second image the shutter speed is set to 100 and while Nicola’s hand had been moving fast, there is far more definition than the first photo.
The third image here is not the best example of higher shutter speed (for this one the shutter speed was set to 250) as I was not using a tripod and my hands were a little shaky. If a tripod had been used, the higher shutter speed would have resulted in an all round crisp image, regardless of the moving hand.