Consider the lens to be the eye of the camera. If aperture can be considered to be the pupil dilating and constricting, then shutter speed is how fast the eye blinks.
|fast shutter speed 1/500 to freeze movement|
Aperture is a measure of how wide the lens is open, shutter speed is a measure of time – how long the lens is open.
Shutter speed is measured in seconds or most commonly fractions of a second. Let’s take a few seconds to revise fractions that we tried to ignore during primary school maths lessons.
Shutter Speed can be used to manage movement and light. A Fast shutter speed will enable the photographer to freeze movement and create a sharp image like the water skier.
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