I must break the news now.
I really. Really. REALLY. REAAAALY. Need to work on my photography.
Below are some photos I took while experimenting with shutter speed. No, they aren't great. Mostly due to the fact that my subjects were not beautiful in themselves, and the lighting was AWFUL in the second set of photos. I was a stickler and kept the flash off the whole time. Except once. I closed it again right away.
Anyway. I learned alot.
Primarily, that the longer you leave the shutter open, the more blurry the photo is.
Or in more technical terms, the slower your shutter-speed, the more action you can see in the photo.
(Don't laugh. It was one of the only objects that moved fast enough.)
(Shutter speed) 1/2 sec
Take a look at this photo. See inside the fan, that blue blur? Yes, that's the blade.
My shutter was open for half a second, (That's a long time, in photography.)
And you can tell that the fan is on.
(Shutter speed) 1/125 sec
Okay. Check THIS one out. You can actually see the blades.
My shutter was open for one one-twenty-fifth of a second here (sort of fast in photography.)
If the room had been brighter, I could have made the shutter speed even faster so you could see the individual fan blades.
(Note for next time: brighter room)
And the two photos closer to see the difference...
The Ribbons that I Tied to the Lamp and Turned a Fan on Them so that They Would Move.
Please don't laugh here either.
(Shutter speed) 1/3 sec
My shutter was open for one-third of a second for this photo. It is very interesting to see them moving like that...
(Shutter speed) 1/160 sec
And the shutter speed for this one was one one-sixtieth of a second. For the most part, the ribbons are in focus. The ends are a bit blurry...
Well, I learned alot, if nothing else. No keeper photos there.
And thanks for not laughing until now.
I give you permission to laugh.