Understanding Shutter Speed?

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  1. VADER1775

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    Just picked up "Understanding Exposure", but did not start reading yet. Should I also get "Understanding Shutter Speed"?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Exposure is a result of shutter speed, aperture and the sensitivity of the medium (ISO)...so I'm sure shutter speed is covered in 'Understanding Exposure'.
     
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    Plus, I doubt there is a book with the second title you mention.

    Of course, there are aspects of shutter speed (and type) you need to understand eg. flash synch and the effect of blind motion (with FP shutters) on fast moving subjects, but these will be dealt with by a book on general photography
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Check outmy website (link in the sig). I have a tutorial that sets it out pretty well. And if Vader were around in 1775, Gates and the redcoats wouldn't have stood a chance. (Hohhhhh Hahhhhh. WHERE IS THE HIDDEN REDCOAT BASE?)
     
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    No, there is; written by the same person, and even sat next to the first title on the shelf at Borders. Thanks
     
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    Damn!

    I knew I shoud have Googled before I wrote that.

    I doubt no longer. :lmao:
     
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    Of course!
     
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    But what's to understand about shutter speed that looking at the back of an open film camera (slr) and watching as you press the shutter release won't teach you?

    Serious question.
     
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    Relationship to flash synch.

    Interaction between blind motion and moving subject. (eg shear of racing car with high shutter seed).

    Actual effect of change of shutter seed with objects moving at different speeds at different distances.

    Very slow shutter speeds and reciprocity failure if using film.
     
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    For me those are all answered by watching the back of an opened camera. What else ya got?

    #4 is more about the properties of the film though.
     
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    You flatter yourself.

    You did not work out those things from scratch just by looking at an open camera.

    Even then, just watching the shutter operate will tell you nothing about, for example, how varying shutter speeds affect the catured image of moving water.

    Whatever, if someone still needs to read a basic book on exposure I think it's fair to assume that he may need a little help with these things.

    What say you, OP?
     

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