Digital Camera World

Shutter speed

When you press the shutter release button, there are a number of mechanical processes that have to happen before the light reaches the camera sensor and a picture is recorded. First, the mirror, which reflects the image into the viewfinder and allows you to focus and compose the shot, has to flip out of the way, which is why the viewfinder goes dark. Next, the shutter curtains, which prevent light from hitting the sensor, open and close…

P The lens aperture can control the sharpness with depth, but the shutter speed does the same thing with time. If you’re photographing an object that’s still, the shutter speed may not be a factor,

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