2. Speed: Play with S
When we define speed in our camera, we are setting how much time the sensor will be exposed to the scene and it is measured in seconds. If we set a very high speed (for example 1/500 = 0,002 seconds), our shutter will go very fast. If we set a lower speed (1/20 = 0,05 seconds, or even 1 second), the shutter will take more time to open and close.
If you use a fast speed, your subject will be frozen; if the speed is slow, your picture may be moved.
Now, let’s play the game. Set the following parameters:
Adjust the speed (S) until you get an image that is correctly exposed. If you make it faster (1/bigger number), your image will be darker, as there is no time for the light to come in; and, if you make it slower (1/smaller number or something like 1” or 5”), your image will be brighter.
You can use this principle to give movement to your pictures using the panning technique. We will speak about it in a future post (now that I have time to write them 🤣)