Every so often, my furry friends stay still long enough to capture on film.
But that isn’t generally the case. They still love to happily dart from one side of the house to the other.
So I was practising with shutter priority on the camera on this day.
I’ll admit I’m not very good at it yet, so I test myself out from time to time.
But someone was still too quick for me. Shutter priority or not.
For those not knowing what I’m talking about, there’s a setting on a DSLR camera that is S. If you set your camera here, the shutter speed becomes the most dominant feature. You can set it to snap FAST, so action isn’t blurred.
But because the shutter moves so quickly, you tend to block out lots of light. So you have to up the other features to accommodate.
It’s quite a dance to get it all right.
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Go outside (which is easier), and set your camera on S.
Practice with a ‘fast click’ on something. Adjust your light accordingly. Then take note of your settings.
Then move your camera indoors. And try again. And take note of the settings.
It’s a lesson in dials and numbers for sure! But it’s good to run through it and have a better understanding of what you need.
If I attempted to teach you more on this one, I’d fail in flying colours. I need help with it myself. So maybe I’ll ask you…
What shutter speed would you use without a tripod on flying cats vs light settings?
Maybe I’ll try your way…
See what I mean? Hey… at least they’re ‘sharp.’
And it was a fun subject. 🙂
Which DSLR settings are your biggest hurdle to achieve?
You can find some camera tips I am successful at (ha!) HERE
And one for the cat lovers, you’ll love the post, “When cats photobomb.”