4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

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Photography is a growing passion of many smartphone users around the world. Even astronauts have taken their best shots from outer space and shared it on social media.

4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

But behind every great photo lies the technical aspects that were worked upon to get the shot right. One such aspect is the shutter speed. You could great shots or end up with a bad one.

Here are 4 ways the shutter speed can ruin your next best shot and how to fix it.

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4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

Blurry pic

The first example of shutter speeds gone bad is a blurry picture. But why does it happen? When playing around with the shutter speeds, it is always recommended to keep the camera on a steady platform. Any slight movements while taking photos will cause the frame to stutter.

4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

Another reason for the blurriness can be due to the misjudgment of the distance of the subject (if it is moving), and the shutter speed setting selected. Getting an idea of the settings will take a lot of experience. So keep practicing.

4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

Frozen

Shutter speeds can be really useful at times to capture the right moment at the right frame. And it can happen that your moment may seem incomplete or frozen in a particular shot. The right shutter speed settings can help you capture moving objects in the right frame and at the right time.

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4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

Overexposure

This is the worst nightmare of any photographer who wants to quick photographs at an event. It really pays to know the technicalities behind the exposure values and also the perfect shutter speed.

4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

There are some ways to fix this problem. For starters, you can adjust the exposure values or the ISO. Experimenting your shots before the event helps to make a good judgment of the lighting and the settings required.

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4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

Dark matter

The shutter speed is customizable to take photos both slow and fast. If the shutter speed is too fast, photos may tend to appear dark. Add a flash and if they don't synchronize at the right time you will capture half dark image. This is called 'Flash Sync Speed' and almost every new flash on the market has it built-in.

4 ways shutter speed settings can ruin your photographs

Improvements

Shutter speed is by far the trickiest part of photography. And practice makes you perfect. With a lot of experience, you will finally have a judgment of the settings required for every event you cover and will master it over a period of time.

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