Motion & Shutter Speed

Shutter speed controls how long the camera's shutter is open and letting in light.

The faster the shutter speed, the sharper a moving subject will appear. When the shutter speed is longer and a subject moves during exposure a blurred image can result.


1. Set the "camera" to 1/500th at f1 and click the shutter release. This is the same exposure as the Original Exposure on the left.

2. Next, set the "camera" to any other shutter speed setting and notice the affect this change has on how movement appears in the image. Also notice how the aperture has to change along with the shutter speed to make a correct exposure.

CAMERA:    Shutter Speed:      

Original Exposure:

New Exposure:

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