Slow Shutter Speed

Example of slow shutter speed

A slow shutter speed 1/15, 1/8, 1/4 second and below will cause movement to blur in the image. If the camera is handheld, this will cause camera shake. If the camera is on a tripod or stabilised in some other way, it can be used to creative effect. In this photograph the shutter speed was 15 seconds, this has caused a lot of blur in the image, which conveys the atmosphere of a busy market.