A&P Shutter speed

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  1. shlibar

    shlibar New Member

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    I'll start by saying I am a pretty huge newb when it comes to photography. I'm not to worried if I stay that way either :p I just picked up a semi-decent camera today for my trip overseas and it's pretty exciting.

    I've done a bit of reading on google about shutter speeds and I think it's really cool how people can do the writing thingy. I'm not sure on what to search to find more specific information on this topic so I've come here to ask.

    If anyone knows what I should be searching for or if they have the time and passion to direct me to an appropriate FAQ or even post some directions here, I would be greatly appreciative.

    Thanks :wavey:
     
  2. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    the writing thing?
     
  3. shlibar

    shlibar New Member

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    With the light. I think I've figured it out anyway but thanks.
     
  4. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    What are you interested in shooting?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    writing with a laser?
     
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    Or an led.

    Tomash used to whore out the one he wrote his name in.
     
  7. CornUponCob

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    Leave the shutter open for as long as you need to write. The longer it is open the higher the chance is that you'll pick up whatever is in the background which might be undesirable for you.

    Of course your ISO and aperature will affect your outcome as well.

    You probably want your aperature set to where the writing that you do will be contained in the DoF, and you want your ISO set to where the writing that you do will appear approporiately bright. If set too low your "streaks of light" may appear dim, while if you set it too high they may appear overly bright.
     

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