Understanding Shutter Speed by Bryan Peterson

Understanding Shutter Speed by Bryan Peterson

Understanding Shutter Speed: Creative Action and Low-Light Photography Beyond 1/125 Second by Bryan Peterson is a new book from publisher Watson-Guptill, following the success of a previous book by the same author, Understanding Exposure.

In the new book, Bryan discusses almost all of the known techniques for capturing, conveying, and creating movement in a single still photograph. Before-and-after pairs of images clearly show readers the distinct differences in exposure, composition, lens choice, and lighting. The principles he outlines can be used to photograph virtually any subject. The author provides examples taken from dawn to dusk and even into the dark of night.

Bryan uses his signature approach to examine subjects in a perpetual state of motion: jumping, running, walking, flying, diving, leaping, dancing, falling, pulling and pushing, splashing, fluttering, turning, exploding, spinning, breaking, smashing, splattering or crashing – an endless variety of energy. He believes that a well executed photograph that conveys motion is a photograph that is filled with both motion and, more important, emotion.

The book is available from Amazon.com.

[Site: Watson-Guptill.com]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.