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mke717spotter
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Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:43 am

I am leaving tomorrow for my vacation so I kinda need some quick replys here. I have some questions about the shutter speed of my canon powershot S2 IS. Using the flash will backlight the photos so I have been trying to get to know how to shoot without the flash. If its sunny and stuff then it works fine, but when its kinda dark even in the room the pics are blurry. So I went to the manual and read that on TV you can manually set the shutter speed. Which shutter speed would be the best for me? Am I correct that the bigger the number the slower the shutter speed?
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:16 am

Don't quite understand what you mean by the flash "backlighting" the photos.
Without knowing what kind of subjects you are photographing makes it difficult to advise.
With all due respect, with what I perceive is your level of expertise I think your vacation snaps would turn out generally better if you left you camera in program mode and let it make the decisions.

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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:17 am

The bigger the number the faster shutter speed  Smile

1/4000 Fast

1/40 Slow

1/4 Very Slow

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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:20 am

Yep turn whatever you can to AUTO and don't changed it till you have the chance to learn about it.

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 2):
While on vacation why not pick up a photography for beginners book and learn all about it?

Take this man's advice.
 
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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:37 am

So should I use P which manually sets the Shutter speed and the aperature or should I manually switch them? When I use P do I take the pic in P or do I got to P and then back to auto? If I manually set them manually the shutter goes from 15 to 1/3200 and the aperature goes from 2.7 to 8.0. If manually then I guess I should go to M which lets me change them both so which ones should I change it to? Once in M do i change the settings and then just turn the dile to auto and the settings will be the same?
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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 2):
The bigger the number the faster shutter speed

1/4000 Fast

1/40 Slow

1/40 is the bigger of the two numbers. 1/4000 is the smaller of the two.

Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 4):
So should I use P which manually sets the Shutter speed and the aperature or should I manually switch them?

You definitely need to go get your manual and read it cover to cover. Then do the same with your camera handy.
 
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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:54 pm

There is always the f16 rule and it applies to film as well as digital with the added advantage on digital of seeing the results almost intantly.
Check out:
http://www.apogeephoto.com/oct2000/sunny_f16_rule.shtml

and if that is not enough do a search in Google:
http://www.google.com/search?client=...ls=en&q=f16+rule&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

A bit of quick reading and you will have a starting point to work from.

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Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:48 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 2):
While on vacation why not pick up a photography for beginners book and learn all about it?

 scratchchin  scratchchin  scratchchin 
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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:02 pm

Quoting Rotate (Reply 7):
While on vacation why not pick up a photography for beginners book and learn all about it?

Well I a, writing this right before I am about to leave to the airport. Do you actually think they will have this book in PUJ???!!!
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:37 pm

I guess you have left by now but they may have something at MKE, is it a direct flight? You might find something at your connection point.. all those hours in the air you should be able to memorise the manual..

Good luck

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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:40 pm

Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 8):
Do you actually think they will have this book in PUJ???!!!

Easy honey ... , I am pretty sure you can get a book about photgraphy at PUJ. Why not start with the manual of you cam 1st? You will see it works wonders, if you know what you can do with the thing you are holding in your hand.

Robin
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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:30 pm

If the in camera flash is in the closed position on the camera your shutter speed will be very low hence the blur.
When you open the flash usually by pressing a button on the side of the camera the shutter speed will go up significantly.
But as far as knowing what speeds you need for shutter for different occasions and different light conditions .
Learn some basics of photography and take the advice of the above posters and read up on the manual.
good luck with the trip
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RE: Shutter Speed Question! Need Urgent Reply!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:57 pm

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 11):
When you open the flash usually by pressing a button on the side of the camera the shutter speed will go up significantly.

Probably all the way up to 1/60. LOL....

When using a flash indoors, you control exposure primarily with aperture, shutter speed normally won't effect it at all.

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