Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

By Michelle Ecker on December 14, 2015

 

The New York Institute of Photography is the world’s largest online photography school, and because we are, we often publish fun and useful photography tips on our photography blog. Please enjoy!

If you consistently struggle to capture clear shots of subjects in motion, check out this guide as a quick reference next time you need to determine proper shutter speed.

1. Birds- 1/2000 sec

Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

2. Cars- 1/1000 sec

Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

3. Someone running- 1/500 sec

Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

4. Someone walking- 1/250 sec

Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

5. Fast-moving water- 1/8 sec

Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

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