Fundamentals of ISO and Shutter Speed: Create Images That Freeze or Blur Action

Alan Winslow, Photographer/Co-Founder of Restless Collective

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8 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Welcome

      0:32
    • 2. Project Overview

      0:59
    • 3. ISO Fundamentals

      5:15
    • 4. Shutter Speed Fundamentals

      2:08
    • 5. Freezing Action

      3:27
    • 6. Blurring Action

      2:51
    • 7. Panning

      1:04
    • 8. Conclusion

      1:09
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Project Description

Make 6 creative portraits using various shutter speeds!

Your assignment is to produce 6 creative portraits using varying shutter speeds. The first three portraits will focus on using a shutter speed slower than 1/40th of a second to blur movement. The remaining three portraits will be shot with a shutter speed faster than 1/100th of a second to freeze movement. After completing this class, you should feel confident in analyzing a scene to decide whether a slow or fast shutter speed is creatively appropriate.

Deliverables: 

  • Upload 3 unedited images shot with a slow shutter speed with a brief explanation about why you chose this setting for each photo.
  • Upload 3 unedited images shot with a fast shutter speed with a brief explanation about why you chose this setting for each photo.
  • Upload the 6 edited, final versions of your portraits.

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