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Old January 12th, 2011, 04:19 PM
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Glad to be of help.

You CAN use slower shutter speeds like 1/30 1/15 or 1/8 or 1/4 or 1/2 or even 1 full second.

But because your own hands introduce shake into the camera for these speeds, you'll generally need to put your camera on a tripod.

If what you are photographing is stagnant - ie a mountain, any speed will work well.

If it moves though, a dog, person or bird will be blurry.

For some things though, like moving water, you'll capture stagnant elements like some rocks and beautifully blurred water.

I just mention that because the technical aspects are boring but a brief understanding of them can get you really creative results.

That's all for today folks.

Thx - Marko
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