Photography: Tips on Shutter Speeds and Water Shots

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4) Fast kiddos require fast shutter speeds!

Summer evening T-ball? Swimming the day away? Running races on a fun family weekend? Dial up that shutter speed!

If you have a SLR camera, and are trying to capture those action moments, then I recommend using your shutter priority, or manual, setting. Most point and shoot cameras have an action setting, which works fairly well too.

Your exact setting will depend on the lighting conditions you are shooting in, but if you have the option of choosing shutter speed, try and stick with 1/200s and faster.

35mm  1/640s  F/1.8

I don't know about you guys, but I am on my toes with these little boys. Fast shutter speeds area a must in my life. :)

Fast shutter speeds are also a great way to capture clear, crisp water shots. We love anything having to do with water in the summertime, so it has been fun learning to get great images involving water. Stopping the action with a fast shutter speed is a great tip to remember!

135  1/1,000  f/5.6

So, charge up those cameras, dream about summer fun, and document every sweet moment! I would love to see your captures. You know I'll be sharing mine!


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