Shutter speeds Advice?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Sebastian 16, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Sebastian 16

    Sebastian 16 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bakersfield,CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My camera is a canon powershot S3 IS the shutter speeds are labled as auto high 80 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800. i have been trying to take pictures of water droplets. But i havent really figured how to use the most of my camera does any one have advice?


    [​IMG]

    Doesn't seem right to me.
     
  2. davebmck

    davebmck TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Waxhaw, NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Doesn't look like your shutter speed is high enough. What setting did you use?
     
  3. Sebastian 16

    Sebastian 16 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bakersfield,CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    High is what it said im not sure exactly what to use a high shutter speed for either
     
  4. sburatorul

    sburatorul TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    a place few people heard of
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    don't know about your camera but i supose it has a manual mode... so use that to experiment with high shutter speeds like 1/500 or above if you want to capture water droplets (high shutter speed is used to freeze motion, lower shutter speed is used to give a sense of action... be careful not to go to low)
     
  5. lockwood81

    lockwood81 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Daytona Beach
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    With water drops its hard to focus on them also...so along with a faster shutter speed...1500 or higher...you will need to pre focus on something the same distance as the water drops.

    Hope that is helpful...

    (FYI: the above picture was at 1/2500)
     
  6. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,263
    Likes Received:
    189
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    the metadata shows this photo was taken at 1/2500, so perhaps it is the focusing issue as that speeds should have frozen the drops
     

Share This Page