Playing With Your Camera Shutter
Now that digital cameras are the most commonly use cameras for the average household, people have more freedom with their cameras than they may know. The settings on some digital cameras are pretty standard, but a few come with a feature that provides you to change things so that you can take some very interesting pictures. Your camera shutter is something that is very important to your picture, and if you learn how to change the settings on your camera you too can play with the shutter to see what you can come up with for a new style of snapshot.
Before you mess with your camera shutter, you should understand what it does. This is a setup on your camera that opens and closes to take in the picture you have framed in your viewfinder. When you press the shutter button on your camera, it opens and closes in an instant to capture the image. In the past, it would have burned that image onto your film. With a digital camera, it takes and stores a digital image to the memory of your camera. The camera shutter is essential regardless what type of camera you like to use, and if it breaks, you will need it repaired before you can use your camera again.
When you decide a setting on your camera, this is essentially to control the camera shutter. If you use sport, for instance, the shutter is going to open and close faster because that helps eliminate blur from moving objects. If you were to use a slow shutter speed, the shutter opens longer allowing more light and more time for the image to be saved. This may mean many blur with any moving objects. On the other hand, if you’re taking a picture in the dark, you want your camera shutter to be open a little longer to let in more light so you can actually see the object of your photograph.
Each of the settings you’ll see on your digital will change the time your camera shutter is open.
That is what these settings are for. This helps you get the best picture possible under less than the ideal picture taking situations, which are usually most times. Rarely, you will have perfect light and ideal exposure to a good snapshot. In most cases, you can let your camera control the time your shutter is opened and how fast it closes for the best possible shot you can get without buying a pricy camera and going to school to learn to use it.
If you prefer to try something new, and your model allows you to manually adjust your camera shutter in the future when you want to take something other than the ordinary snapshot.