Using shutter speed on a Point and Shoot Camera
Hey guys, today I want to show you some shots of my daughter and her friend using a little point-and-shoot camera while we are travelling on the coast. I wanted to capture their movements by changing a very fast shutter speed of 1/500 of a second. I want to capture beautiful images of them jumping off a rock.
Highlights from this video:
0:23 Capturing movements with fast shutter speed
0:26 Shutter Speed: 1/500 Second
0:32 Shutter Speed: 1/250 Second
0:38 Shutter Speed: 1/125 Second
0:43 Shutter Speed: 1/60 Second
0:52 Shutter Speed: 1/30 Second
0:56 Shutter Speed: 1/15 Second
Shutter Speed: 1/500 Second
At 1/500 shutter speed, you’ll notice that the image is frozen in time.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 Second
I basically doubled the time that the shutter is open at 1/250 of a second. You can see a little bit movement right there.
Shutter Speed: 1/125 Second
At 1/125, it’s starting to get a little bit of movement and blurring.
Shutter Speed: 1/60 Second
Here’s an image at 1/60 shutter speed. You’ll notice them jumping off together. There’s a little bit of blurring in the background.
Shutter Speed: 1/30 Second
We’re going at 1/30 of second right here and you’ll notice that there’s already a lot of blurring (which shows movement).
Shutter Speed: 1/15 Second
At 1/15 shutter speed, the image looks pretty cool. My daughter’s blurred, the background’s blurred and it shows a lot of movement.
So, that’s what you can do with a little point-and-shoot camera while you’re on a holiday.
- Play around with your shutter speed.
- Use time value or shutter priority mode on the camera
- Change the shutter speed; go from fast to slow
Neutral Density Filter
Also, there’s a couple of images right here that I had applied something to make them look more vibrant. I added a neutral density filter that’s built into the camera. Because there’s too much light around at a slow shutter speed, and the image was overexposed, I applied this little ND filter in the setting menu and the images came out great.
The Ultimate Guide to Shutter Speed in Photography
What do you think about this little photo technique? Please comment down below and I’ll get back to you.
This is Brent, have a great day!
I was looking for good compact camera for my travels as carrying a d90 everywhere is a real pain in the wrong place anyways can u suggest a nice compact camera.
Hi Prashant, I’m working on a “camera buyers guide for photographers”. I’ll send it your way when I’m done. It’s my next project. In the meantime there are some great compact cameras out there, just have a look at the lens & optical zoom – that should give you a good indication of how the images will come out. There are many more things to look for but for me the lens is the most important. Cheers, Brent