Taking Great Photos. Part 4: Shutter Speed and Why You Care

Some of you, in rooting around in your camera’s manual – may have discovered that you can also change your “shutter speed.” Most camera’s are digital these days – but a lot of the terms we use are holdovers from the still fairly recent days of mechanical cameras – so while they don’t really function the same way – as the underlying mechanism isn’t quite the same – we still talk about “shutter speed,” “f-stop,” “aperture,” and, most bizarrely, “film speed.” As some point, some young camera designer with have a “what the heck moment” and come up with some …