B136 – Slow Shutter Speed

Tuesday was pub quiz night, a serious thing. I have to say they aren’t really my strong point. but it was a good laugh anyway, on the way to the quiz though we had a bit of a long wait at Shoreditch over ground, so I spend the time having some fun with sow shutter speeds, its basically where you let everything go blurry but things that don’t move stay sharp.

Its good because if you have all the settings right you can catch the right amount of light to really bring out the photo. I think that street photos look good in Black and White, it adds this extra feeling to the photo and its hard to have a snap in colour and still have the same effect. Thats down to the fact that street photos always have the feel to them imperfection being perfect to capture the moment, which transfers to B&W photos so much easier. Deep Stuff.

Something I think is important to slow shutter speeds, is still capturing the fact that things are still moving in the photo, if the shutter is too slow you’ll lose that and if its that little bit too fast it will just look like a blurry photo, I had my shutter around 1/6 with F5 and ISO 400 .

So for now I’m just going to have all my street photos in B&W, but I suppose I might give colour street photos a try soon. but for now, heres my photos.

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– I like the movement that blurry photos give you –
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– it helps to give a sense of things running around –
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– I like this one, amy once again being used as a model, if I was going to do it again I would have amy stand still and completely in focus –

2 thoughts on “B136 – Slow Shutter Speed”

  1. Hello Josh!
    Nice photos. I also like very much these still/moving pictures. And I agree that if your model was completely still, the picture would be even more interesting!
    Regarding colored street pictures, I agree. It seems much harder to get this effect on them. But I think depending on the light it can also create an effect you can’t have in B&W photos. I saw some very interesting photos in color already.
    Well, thank you for sharing them with us 🙂
    Cheers

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