Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shutter pics

The Challenge:

Take a picture of something in action, you can freeze the action, or purposely blur it to show movement.

I am not sure if I did this right I kept messing with the shutter speed while my son was running around being a ninja, but I never really got a blur effect from the motion? I think I need some more practice.
Here were the tips from Beth and Lolli’s blog:
* The longer the shutter stays open, the more light that comes into the camera, and the more likely you will be to get blurred motion.
* The shorter the shutter stays open, the less light that comes into the camera, and the more likely you will be to freeze the action in your shot.
* Use a fast shutter speed to stop action, or for fast-moving subjects.
* Use a slow shutter speed to let in more light (in lower light situations), for stationary subjects, or to show motion.
I took these photos with my Sony Cybershot DSC-H20


  1. You may not have gotten blur from the action, but you did a great job freezing action! If you would have slowed down the shutter speed a little more, you would have gotten the blur effect.

  2. blur or no blur, that is one cute ninja!

  3. I agree with Manic Mother, great freeze of the action! That last pic cracks me up!

  4. Yes, great stop-action! My best guess as to why you couldn't get blurred motion was that you were using the flash. Try it with the flash off and I bet you'll get some fun blur!

  5. Great freezing! I forgot to take some pics on this one. Supposed to rain again maybe I can get some good raindrop pics!

  6. The pictures are hysterical! I love his expressions.