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Laura Horgan

Laura Horgan



Cinematographer. Award-Winning Photographer. Irish. 23.
  • Canon 600D
  • Canon 50mm 1.8
  • Canon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
  • Zoom H1N
  • Hama Tripod
  • Canon 430EX M2 Flash-Gun
  • Kew Mode Tripod
  • 58GB's Of Cards

Shutter speed, what the heck is shutter speed????

Published February 5th, 2012

Shutter speed is a very basic element in photography, and unbeknownst to quite a lot of people out there, its not just high end cameras that can control shutter speed, many normal if not all normal digital cameras can control this element.So to help explain I’m going to use the ole eye comparison. Firstly blink really fast, now blink really slow. You might think you look like an idiot trying to blink as fast as you can but it will help you understand. When a camera takes a photograph you can tell it how fast you want it to take the photo. Like you just told your eyelids how fast you wanted them to blink.The faster the subject that’s moving the faster the shutter speed needs to be in order to capture the subject. So basically, fast moving object = fast shutter speed.If a motorbike is racing at 100mph your not going to blink as slow as you can, leave your eyelids shut for a few seconds, then reopen, because it’ll be gone and you will have completely missed it. What you will do is try to ...

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Just To Mess With Your Mind A Little

Published February 3rd, 2012

So of course being into filming/photography there will always be an element of science behind it all, but when I watched a program (that I can’t remember the name of) last week I was completely fascinated by what David Atturborough was saying. The more I thought about it the more my mind was boggled! :D

65.5 million years ago we gained the perception of a new colour, red (and orange’s). Before this it is believed that they were shade’s of grey and that’s how they distinguished is the fruit was ripe or not. Mind boggling part; they perceived a colour that they didn’t have the mutation to actually see as shades of grey. This is were colour blindness can come in. But yes so shades of grey are the natural fill-in for a lapse of colour perception SOOOOOOOOOO does this mean all shades of grey is really another colour that we have yet to see? Maybe grey is a completely new colour, we’re just waiting for the next mutation?

Think about it :P

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