Saturday, January 17, 2009

Shutter Speed Rant

Everyone has seen it. It's like some kind of unwritten law that when photographing nature, you HAVE to use a slow shutter speed to capture the beauty. I think there is a right and wrong way to go about this. Sure sometimes you can get really cool photographs but other times, well it's just so COMMON. I mean, slow shutter speeds
and water are SO overdone. Sometimes they can be cool, but other times the calm glass looking surfaces of waterfalls can be strange looking... waterfalls are VICIOUS, rapid, moving bodies of water. There really is nothing calm about them.
So please, photographers, use your speed sparingly. There is nothing wrong with experimenting, but remember there is also nothing new about moving water being blurred together.

Below are some examples of slow shutter speeds and subject matter.

I like this one, look at the sun rays coming through the tops of the trees.

Google waterfall, I guarantee you half of the 'professional' caliber photos will use slow shutter speeds to have an effect like this one.

The water looks so freakishly serene.

Photos from Gabriel Escobar on Photography Served

1 comment:

  1. Oh mannng
    I strongly agree with the first photo, so beautiful
    and the last one looks like mist