Taking fast moving objects!! - And dim objects!

What about shutter speed? How to take fast objects?

If your camera does not allow you to play with the shutter speed setting, then taking fast moving objects could be a problem. Sometimes, even though you a not taking a fast moving object, your hand moves and the image is blurred. Sometimes, it’s not bright enough to take a photo. So how do you deal with all these problems?

Well, use the ISO setting of your camera!

The ISO setting makes the light-sensing element of the camera “more” or “less” sensitive. If the light-sensing element is more sensitive, “little” light also will be sufficient to take an image. If little light is sufficient to take an image, you can do two things:

  • Keep the shutter open for a very short time
  • Take images even when the light is not sufficient

Generally the ISO numbers are like 100,200,400 etc. 100 means that the “image sensor” is moderately sensitive. 200 means that it is more sensitive. 400 means that is it most sensitive etc… So if you have a really sensitive image sensor, a fast shutter speed will be good enough to catch images. So next time you want to take a fast object you will have to go for a high ISO number.

But the problem with ISO number is that, if you have a very high ISO number, you will get an image with a lot of noise. “Noise” basically means random colored dots in the middle of the image. This reduces the image quality.  

So, use only a high enough ISO number so that you can capture the motion you want to capture. Do not go higher than you need to go.

Generally, at nighttime, some digital cameras produce “blurred” images. So, to solve this problem too, you can increase the ISO number. 

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Table Of Contents

  1. How to take great photos? - Introduction
  2. Two major "funds" of photography!
  3. The concept of your photo...
  4. Depth of field (DOF)!!
  5. How to actually do all this? 
  6. But my camera does not have all these options!!
  7. Shutter speed, ISO and dim lighting...
  8. The magic of the "+"
  9. Some final tips...