Shooting moving objects
Most cameras will show you the settings you are or have used when taking pictures
You can check what fstop, speed and iso in the viewfinder, liveview or image metadata
The following examples are to help explain in pictures what effect these three controls have
For this example you need a source of running water like a kitchen or bath tap or a weir , waterfall or rocky stream. The idea is to freeze the motion with different speed settings (tv) It is best carried out using a tripod.
Take a control picture using full Auto and write down the settings the camera used
Now using Manual mode change the camera to these settings and take it again It should look the same . Now do steps 1, 2,3 and write down the settings after each
- Change the speed and take a picture where the water is frozen i.e. as is with no movement or blurring.
- Change the speed and take a picture where the water is slightly blurred.
- Change the speed and take a picture where the water is blurred (milky).
Record your settings in the table below
FSTOP SPEED ISO