Understanding Shutter Speed
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Understanding Shutter Speed

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The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre...more
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Published January 19th 2011 by Amphoto Books (first published April 2007)
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This book has some creative ideas of things you can w/ shutter speed. Most of it won't help with everyday photography (although I had one "ah ha" moment about photographing an active toddler--use "burst" mode on your camera! duh!)
Here are some things I'd like to try:
1. Set WB to cloudy. I usually leave mine on auto. Will try this today.
2. Arial photography. Apparently it's possible from a commercial flight as long as you have a window seat and a clear window. Set shutter speed to 1/500.
3. To ca...more
لطيف. يتناول فكرة تأثير سرعة إغلاق العدسة أثناء التصوير على الصور. أعجبتني كثيرا طريقة تناوله للشرح، حيث قام بتوضيح ما قدمه من خلال قياسات مفهومة و قدم عرضا لصور مختلفة تصور نفس الحدث لكن بإعدادات مختلفة ليسهل على القارئ فهم الاختلاف بينها.

مع ذلك، لأني شاهدت فيلما تعليميا للكاتب عن التصوير، لم أجد الكثير من الأشياء الجديدة في الكتاب. لكنه يبقى مفيدا.


"You will always attain the fastest possible shutter speed at any given ISO when you use the largest possible shutter opening. You will be a...more
Heavily borrows a lot of concepts and illustrations from his other book, "Understanding Exposure", yet goes into extensive detail on this niche of photography. I actually found the chapter on RAW imagery particularly interesting. He speaks of RAW as a kind of anti- neutral density filter; a filter (albeit digital) that by allowing the freedom of underexposing a bit (and making up for this in post-processing), can help you get that shutter speed a stop or two faster. Recommended reading.
This book is mostly a rehash of material from Understanding Exposure, with images re-used from other books as well. There are just enough new tidbits to make it worth reading, but not enough to make it worth adding to my photography library.
again, nothing more as too much emphasize on understanding the basic of photography..large populations are ignoring the fact that shutter speed, exposure, ISO are the most fun part and fundamental for photography...get your lomo out and learn it.
Hmmm...this book is a good book especially if you are not great with shutter speed. If you are already comfortable and have working knowledge of shutter speed this book might offer a few fun ideas but isn't great for general photography.
If you have a basic understanding of how aperture, shutter speed and ISO play key roles in shooting manual, you'll learn a LOT from this book. Peterson's stuff is great for a crash course in better understanding your camera.
I like Bryan Peterson's books because he writes in a very straightforward, practical way and provides a wide range of useful information. He doesn't get overly technical just for the sake of being technical.
Most photographers have this in the library and share with beginners. Bryan is excellent teacher so you cannot go wrong with any of his books.
There is no reason to read this book if you've already read Understanding Exposure by the same author.
Bryan Peterson always does a great job and this book is no exception.
A helpful guide for understanding the basics of moving subjects.
Timothy Champney
Excellent book that is part of a series on camera basics.
Dave Hood
Essential reading for every aspiring photographer
Very useful book on the subject.
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Bryan F. Peterson has been a full-time commercial photographer since 1981, shooting assignments all over the world for many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Kodak, UPS, and American Expiress. He is also a contract stock photographer for Corbis and Getty. He has been a contributing editor at Outdoor Photographer Magazine and is currently a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Imagi...more
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