DSLR – Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera.
DSLR is used to capture pictures as we all know, but technically it is the image sensor that catches the light and gives us a perfect picture. To capture a perfect picture we need to blend in three important settings
- Shutter speed
All 3 of them are responsible for capturing light. But all three of them have their own different way. The below DSLR tutorial and settings will be of help to you, if you want to understand more about the DSLR photography basics.
Shutter is a sort of curtain that rises in front of the image sensor. It opens up only when you click a picture. It allows the light to hit the sensor. We can control the shutter speed. In short we can manually adjust about how long the shutter should be opened. If DSLR shutter remains open for a longer duration more light enters and hits the sensor, resulting in brighter image and if the shutter remains open for a smaller duration less light enters and hits the sensor resulting in less brighter or darker image. Shutter speed is shown in fraction of seconds i.e. 1/30 or 1/150 which describes the time for which shutter will be opened. 1/30 means the shutter will be opened for 1/30th second of the time and so on. This helps in capturing a good picture while too much light or hardly any light is available.
Side effects: If the picture is clicked with DSLR in hand and shutter is opened for a longer period, chances are that the picture will be blur, due to hands shaking.
Hence using a tripod is necessary as small movement of hands can disturb the picture.
If the object or character is moving then you cannot keep higher shutter speed