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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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35. UNDERSTAND THE EFFECTS OF SHUTTER SPEED AND APERTURE

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BEYOND THE CHOICES you make regarding the composition of an image—where you place the objects within your frame—there are other choices you have to make that can dramatically influence the resulting image. Two of the biggest decisions are your shutter speed and aperture settings. Understanding the role they play is crucial to getting the results you want.

Shutter Speed

As you might have guessed by the name, shutter speed refers to how quickly (or slowly) your shutter opens and closes. When the camera is at rest, the shutter is closed. The magic happens when the shutter is open, allowing ...

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