What’s the TV button on my DSLR for? Simple words for this: Shutter speed is also known as ‘Exposure time’. This is basically the length of time a camera shutter is open to allow light into the camera sensor! The faster the shutter speed the clearer and still the image! A slow shutter speed allows a motion blur to your picture – for example, long exposures or light trails.
Want to freeze the action?
To capture something the way it is… using a fast shutter speed will be perfect for this! The speed usually varies on the object, for example trying to capture a bird might require a shutter speed of around 1/1000th of a second, however, something more general would need only about 1/500th of a second!