Photography Scrapbook Challenge: Slow Shutter Speed

I really enjoy playing with my camera! The different results that come from knowing how the different settings work, can be stunning! The shutter speed is one of the three settings that work together to make your image! What is shutter speed exactly? Shutter speed is the amount of time that the camera’s shutter remains open while taking a photograph. With the shutter remaining open, more light enters the camera and the camera records movement.

This months challenge is to capture a photo (or more) with your camera set to a SLOW SHUTTER SPEED! The tricky part is having a steady hand to prevent camera shake. To record movement in a photo, it is best to use a tripod or set your camera down on a steady and reliable surface. Set your timer (after you’ve adjusted your settings accordingly) and press the shutter button.

Last weekend we went up the canyon where I know where a little water fall is. With my shutter set to 0.8 seconds (f/22 ISO 100) I was able to capture the water flowing over the rocks, rather dreamy looking! And this was just a mini waterfall a few feet tall in the fall. Imagine a tall waterfall in the spring!

092214 photochallenge-KimSupplies used: Ali Edwards: Go Outside Brushes and Stamps; Cassie Jones: How’d They do That? No 13: Bending Shadows; Katie Pertiet: Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 02, Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts No. 03, Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack, Flair Minis No. 01, Folia Scrapbooking Collection, Golden Essentials No. 04, Graphic Pop Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01; Lynn Grieveson: Ripped and Stitched: Record It

Sarah set out with a fun and creative take on the challenge! To achieve a motion blur for moving objects, a slow shutter speed and panning the camera is required. It can be tricky, but has a wonderful effect. Well done Sarah!092214 photochallenge-SarahSupplies Used: Photography Challenge Freebie 092214, LakeLand Scrapbooking Collection, Hung Up Photo Frames No 9, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No 3, Cathy Zielske’s Layered Template No 133

Amy added several fun photos to her page. She attempted a new technique! Panning and Zooming with a slow shutter speed. Just look at the fun results!092214 photochallenge-AmySupplies Used: Cathy Zielske: Life Basics No 3; Katie Pertiet: Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack, Curated Studio Mix No 15, Plastic Alphabet: Green No 1, Crowning Affair: Vibrant Solids, Notebook Paper Pack No 5, Classic Cardstock: Little Hearts, Hey There Journalers, Chalkboard Cameras No 1, Almost There Element Pack; Ali Edwards: Awesome Time Brushes and Stamps, Essential Words No 1; Maplebrook Studios: Just Journalers No 1; Studio Double-D: Readymade Journalers: Hey There

For some of us this may be something new. Others may need to brush up on this skill. A few may be pros! In any case, pull out your camera and have fun with SLOW SHUTTER SPEEDS! Katie has generously provided a freebie pack for this challenge. Please post your pages in the Photography Scrapbook Challenge Gallery. If your page qualifies for the Rewards Program, then don’t forget to post a link to your page in the September Challenge Participation Thread for proper credit! Happy recording!

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