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I’ve noticed a lot of reviews coming in for my new 10 Common Photography Mistakes video course. 11 reviews so far with an average of 5 stars. Thanks so much! If you haven’t checked out my new video course, please do! Most courses like this are priced around $60-$100 so I think you’ll enjoy this price point a lot more :-).
Finding That Perfect Shutter Speed
During a recent visit out to the Bay Area to visit my good buddiesand , a common dialogue/debate was the perfect shutter speed time for capturing water. Obviously there is never going to be just one speed that works in all situations, but it’s still fun to debate.Brian subscribed to the .5 second rule, where you still retain much of the waters actual character but still include a bit of movement. I say that around 2-3 seconds is the sweet spot for getting shots of recently crashed waves receding back into the ocean. Where Nicole just likes her waves cool, creamy and cooked to around a minute or two.
In this shot here, the waves were violently crashing against this rock. Moving much faster than calm 1-2 foot waves coming ashore. For this shot (as much as I hate to say it) I actually ended up at just over half a second. That doesn’t mean Brian won (have to clarify that), just that the shot required a faster shutter speed because of fast moving water in the shot. That half a second gave a nice, soft feel to the water but still allowed me to capture the wave in the background, the water dripping down the rock in the back and gave a shiny, reflective surface to the foreground of the rock.
So what do you think? Half a second? A few seconds? A few minutes? Something else entirely?