Recently, we’ve made many posts about how to change the exposure, which changes the brightness, of an image. We have discussed aperture, as well as ISO. Another way to do this is by adjusting the shutter speed of your camera. The shutter is a device that allows the sensor to be exposed and then cut off. Like the other methods we have discussed, adjusting shutter speed will impact other aspects of your video. In many cases, it is best to simply add or remove external lighting to adjust the lighting of your image.
How Shutter Speed Affects Exposure
Shutter speed is a way to immediately change the exposure of an image. The faster you set your shutter speed, the darker the image will be. This is because the shutter will cut off the light before it is really allowed to absorb into the image. Conversely, a slower shutter speed will cause the image to be much brighter.
The Other Impact of Shutter Speed
In addition to changing the exposure, adjusting the shutter speed will change how we perceive movement. The faster the shutter speed is, the jerkier the movement in the image will appear. A slower shutter speed will cause the image to be much more blurry. It is important to ensure that your camera is set at the ideal shutter speed to prevent these issues from occurring with the image.
Exposure can be adjusted in many ways, but they all have other effects on the image. Adding lamps or taking advantage of the natural lighting are often the ideal solutions for helping you adjust the light of your image. These methods can be as simple as changing where you film from in relation to the windows in the room. To learn more about the best methods for adjusting exposure, or what happens when you adjust shutter speed, contact our experts at Robin Hood Studios today!