Shutter Speed in photography — Photography podcast #25

This pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast talks about using shut­ter speed in pho­tog­ra­phy for cre­ative effects. When you want to pho­to­graph some­thing that is mov­ing, you the pho­tog­ra­pher should decide on the shut­ter speed. Don’t let the cam­era decide for you.

The dig­i­tal pho­tographs below were taken at Red Rock Cross­ing in Sedona Ari­zona (ya gotta go — it’s amaz­ing!). You can see that‚the long shut­ter speed (1 sec­ond) has a blur­ring paintery effect in the water, where the fast shut­ter speed (1/500)‚practically freezes the water. You can click the pho­tos to enlarge them.

Links men­tioned in this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast:
– Nice com­ment from Andre from Brazil

You can down­load this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast directly by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the embed­ded player.

Shut­ter speed‚ — 1/500 of a second

Shut­ter speed — 1/30 of a second

Shut­ter speed — 1 second


  1. admin says:

    Thanks Al!

    If you WANT to learn some­thing in par­tic­u­lar that hasn’t been cov­ered, please just sug­gest it and I’ll do my best! Feel free to email me at any­time. [ a t ] gmail [d o t ] com
    (you need to use the cor­rect email formatting)

  2. Al says:

    Found this pod­cast and I love it! I’m a begin­ning pho­tog­ra­pher and I’m think­ing of attend­ing art school next year, so these pod­casts will be very, very valu­able. Thank you so much!

  3. admin says:

    Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for the com­pli­ment! Almost all the tips can be used by any SLR, so although I don’t know your cam­era inside and out, you will ben­e­fit from any new tips that are released.

    Thanks again!


  4. Cindy says:

    Hello Marko; I can­not thank you enough for your insight and infor­ma­tion on pho­tograghy. I,ve only been learn­ing about it for 5 weeks and I could not find any real help till I found your site. Do you have any tips for using the Canon S5IS model cam­era? Thank you again

  5. admin says:

    My Plea­sure Andre,
    Thanks again for being an avid listener!


  6. Andre says:

    Hi, Marko!

    Just lis­tened to the pod­cast, another great one! I’m glad you talked about my pre­vi­ous com­ment and posted the link to my flickr page, that was a nice sur­prise! Thank you very much for that =)

    And again, con­grats for your work!

    Have a nice week,


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