Shutter Speed: A Beginner's Guide... I've always believed that in photography, you should avoid getting bogged down in the technical side of your hobby, and focus on developing your creative talent. However, there are certain technical elements that are essential to getting a good photo - shutter speed is one of them
This image is a wonderful example of a fast shutter speed. The amount of time that the shutter stays open is often referred to as the shutter speed. Faster shutter speeds are typically used when trying to catch objects in motion.