How to get Amazing Action Shots on Mobile with Shutter Speed

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June 6, 2018

Using a mobile with shutter speed can help you capture quick moments a lot easier. The manual mode gives you the ability to change the settings of the camera. This is the speed in which the shutter opens and closes. This is the time that the image is allowed to let light in. For example, if you walk outside from a dark room you automatically close your eye because it is too bright. Shutter speed does the same thing. Shutter speed is measured in seconds or fractions of a second. 2 sec, 10 sec, 1/50 sec, 1/400, etc.  Fast freezes motion 1/250 to 1/4000 and slow motion blur lets in more light. Slow shutter speed are used to create a long exposure shot. If you use the shutter speed of 1/500 second you can freeze the motion a an animal or someone running. The faster the shutter speed the subject will appear as crisp and clear. To show blurred movement you can slow down the shutter speed which will increase the duration that light is let into the camera sensor.

Freeze Movement

In action shots on mobile with shutter speed increase the speed to freeze movement. This will create a crisp image and is great to use if you taking a picture of a moving animal or person. To shoot an athlete in motion shutter speed is used as each detail is captured. By using a higher shutter speed you can freeze motion easily.

Shutter Speed Cell Phone

Low Light

When taking a mobile picture inside or in low light adjusting the shutter speed can let more light in and create a better image.  This works well if you have a tripod. If you don’t have a tripod try to stabilize it on an object. You can use shutter speed instead of a flash which can make the persons face look washed out. This is an easy way to improve your pictures quickly.

How to use Shutter Speed to Shoot Long Exposure Shots?

To get a get long exposures on a mobile phone takes some practice and a manual mode or an app. You will need to set the time of the exposure to a longer time. For long exposure motion blur you can take an image from 4 seconds to 30 seconds. The longer the exposure the more light let into the image.This is where you can really get creative with your photography. Taking pictures of cars or the movement downtown is a great way to get long exposure shots.

These quick tips will help you take better shots on mobile with shutter speed to freeze motion, capture great shots in low light and long exposure shots. Also it is important to have a tripod to stabilize your image if you are going to try low light photography or long exposure.

Gear To Take Better Shots on Mobile With Shutter Speed

Here are a list of some great products you can use:

Joby Tight Grip One

Joby MPod Mini Stand rock

Joby GorillaPod Mini

Micro Stand Joby GripTight White

Micro Stand Joby GripTight


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