Controlling Movement with Shutter Speed

Controlling motion blur

A fast shutter speed 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 and above will freeze movement. How ‘frozen’ the movement will be, depends upon the speed of the subject moving and how fast the shutter speed is. Sometimes, you want a subject to have just a little movement, to show that it is actually moving. This guide can be used as a starting point and then gradually reducing the shutter speed will increase the amount of apparent movement.