Slowin’ down…..

As we were wandering around Dino-Mountain, I had the idea to stop and try some slow shutter photography on a little waterfall.

Of course if you are going to slow the shutter you have to consider aperture and ISO. (There are 3 things that affect your image quality in photography; ISO, aperture and shutter speed. All 3 of these things depend on one other factor: light.)

We can talk more about those another day if anyone is interested….? Lemme know.


This was shot at f/22, ISO 100 with a shutter speed of 2 seconds. It’s on a small scale, but don’t you like how the water looks kind of foggy and misty…..?


Same shot, but this time without the slow shutter speed: (This one was f/2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed: 1/50th of a second)

Another fun place to try slow shutters is a merry go round!


In addition to slowing down your shutter, you’ll need to move your camera along with it (pan) so you get your main subject in focus.

Take a lot of photos when you try this – for me, 90% of the time it doesn’t work.


A final quick review:

Fast shutter:


Slow shutter:


“•ISO speed: A measurement of how quickly your camera’s sensor absorbs light.
•Shutter speed: A measurement of how long your camera’s shutter is open for when you take a shot.
•Aperture: A measurement of how wide the shutter on your camera’s lens opens up when you take a shot.
There’s definitely a learning curve with photography, but once you get the basics down it’s an incredibly fun endeavor. Scott Borne”

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