Slow Shutter Speed – When should you use one?

Slow Shutter speedIn my last video I talked about using Shutter Priority Mode on your DSLR or Bridge camera and stepping further out of the automatic settings.  In this video I talk about some of the scenarios when you might want to consider using shutter priority mode and slow shutter speeds.


Let me know in the comments below if you have tried playing with slow shutter speeds on your camera – it’s a LOT of fun!

Happy snapping!



P.S. If you would like to learn more about your DSLR I’ve opened up my “DeMystify your DSLR” – Beginners Photography course. Your camera is waiting on you to make the most of it! Click here for more information.

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Adam - September 17, 2014

Hi Ingrid,

While I enjoy working with slow shutter speeds I think I find myself gravitating to faster shutter speeds on the technical end of the spectrum. Freezing droplets of liquid and time always give me an interesting challenge to work with.

I did attempt to use an ND filter and slow shutter speed during my last vacation in Florida but since I didn’t have a tripod or monopod none of the images came out correctly probably due to “handshake.”

I see your from Smyrna, GA. I was recently in Helen last week at a themed town that was done Bavarian style. It made for some great pictures if you’ve never been. The town is so colorful and friendly!

Hopefully I’ll have the images up some time next week once I get done editing them as I’m using some of them for a lens review I’m working on.

Well, I just wanted to say hi and let you know I think you have a great site here!

Ingrid - September 17, 2014

Hi Adam

Thanks for the words of encouragement! It means a lot. I’ve been to Helen – fun place for pics!


Rajesh Kumar - March 31, 2015

Great blog. To teach something you know requires lot of passion and photography is just like an art. Thanks a lot Sun Focus Photographers

Jannatul Shumi - April 1, 2015

I have not think about shutter speed before but after reading this post got some idea on how to handle the shutter speed to take perfect shot!

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