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Stopping Motion with Shutter Speeds [INFOGRAPHIC]

by . September 26th, 2015

Getting the right shutter speed to stop your subject in its tracks is as easy as this infographic.

Understanding shutter speeds can be a huge pain in the neck, but learning how to deal with them is absolutely important for any photographer, regardless of whether they want to express something in a shot with creative use of motion blur, or capture something more precisely.

Scott Kivowitz  created this infographic for the now-defunct Lens Sweet Spot site. This graph has been floating around and it’s kind of a shame it didn’t get more traction. Make sure to visit Scott’s site if you find it useful!

Metric conversions after the infographic.
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Not everyone has an idea how to visualize a mile, let alone miles per hour as a unit of speed. Kind of funny given the lenses are in metric anyway. Here we’ve done a quick set of conversions for our non-american photographers.

Distances in metric for our non-American readers

Moon………………………………………3680.570 km/h

Military jet………………………………..997.793 km/h

Passenger plane………………………….885.139 km/h

Race car………………………………….233.355 km/h

Drone……………………………………..160.934 km/h

Jet ski……………………………………..104.607 km/h

Commuter train………………………80.4672 km/h

Horse……………………………………..64.3738 km/h

Car/ Dolphin…………………………….56.327 km/h

Actually-useful dogs…………………..40.2336 km/h

Non-doped Cyclist………………………32.1869 km/h

Slow American Runner………………22.5308 km/h

Puny American Rain drops……………8.04672 km/h

Walking…………………………………….6.43738 km/h

Zombie……………………………………..3.21869 km/h

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.

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