You know that if you want to freeze a moving object you have to set a fast shutter speed, but it’s a little more complicated. Here are a few other things to consider when trying to capture movement or reduce blur.
• The farther the subject is from the camera, the slower the shutter speed can be, and conversely the closer it is the faster the required shutter speed.
• A subject moving parallel to the camera needs a much faster shutter speed to freeze its movement than does one moving in a perpendicular or diagonal plane.
ADAPTED FROM PHOTOGRAPHER’S EXPOSURE HANDBOOK BY JACK NEUBART (AMPHOTO BOOKS, 2007; $25)