Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bloggography Week 3--Shutter Speed

This week's Bloggography challenge is Shutter Speed using the S or Tv mode. I have never manually adjusted my shutter speed or even thought to do so before now. Honestly, I am not even sure if I've done it right--captured what I should have, but I've been practicing off and on all week, and here's what I've gotten so far....

I had the kids do some basket jumping for me in our family/school room. They thought this was a blast and have done it since many times. Joe's pictures came out best. He seemed to be just the right height to capture his whole body in the frame without the lighting being off.

For the challenge you are to take a picture of something in action, and you can choose to freeze the action or deliberately blur it. I tried to capture each of these. I took these pictures in Tv mode, adjusting the shutter speed as follows, and did no editing other than to resize them for this post. I let the camera select the ISO speed and noticed it was at 160 for these shots.

1/60



1/500--I took another at 1/250 but it was just about as blurry as the one above.



1/800




To see what others captured this week visit Beth and Lolli for their weekly tutorial and Bloggography challenge.

11 comments:

Katie said...

I LOVE that first one!! really captures the "jump"

throughtheeyesofchildren said...

those are great! you have a great eye for photography!!

Christy said...

I have been trying to adjust the shutter speed this week too, but I am totally clueless. I really have to do some reading. One more thing to add to my to do list.

Joe looks like he had fun jumping for you!

Jennifer said...

I love his face in the last one: mouth open, tongue out. Such a combination of concentration and thrill!

Jenny said...

Love it! Great pics! Abby was so excited that I let her jump off the couch a few times! LOL!

Lolli said...

I love seeing the differences in your shots. I love how that last one turned out!

Jenny said...

Your pictures were great :) I'm still trying to figure out shutter speed.

Manic Mother said...

I love them all! Great job! I like how on the first shot he is blurry but the rest of the picture is in focus.

Marie said...

Great shots! I love the last one :)

skoots1mom said...

great shots
good job with the shutter speeds :)

Chicory Blue said...

I love your shots! I too experimented with the shutter speed on the same shots until I got it "just right".