Learn how to use your camera’s shutter to capture movement or freeze time in our shutter speed workshop.
Whether your goal is to freeze action, capture long exposures, or troubleshoot your blurry photos, this workshop will teach how your camera’s shutter influences the perception of movement in photography.
$78 plus tax.
This 3-hour photography workshop presents the following:
- Types of camera shutters
- Shutter speed and exposure
- Shooting in Shutter Priority mode
- Motion in photography
- Freezing motion with the shutter
- Blurring motion with the shutter
- Choose the right shutter speed
- Troubleshooting camera shake
In this third instalment of our four-course series of photography workshops for beginners, you will discover how the camera shutter affects exposure and the expression of movement in photography. Our lesson will start with a brief introduction to the common types of camera shutters found in digital photography, and their strengths and weaknesses. Your photography instructor will introduce you to the shutter’s secondary photographic effect, the portrayal of motion. The ultimate goal of this course is to empower you with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to make the right decision when determining which shutter speed is best suited for your photographic subject, whether you are taking pictures of playing children, boisterous pets, or beautiful vistas. The latter part of the lesson will provide you with useful tips and tricks for troubleshooting motion blur caused by unsteady hands.
The practical part of this workshop will guide you in applying the concepts learned in the preceding half of the lesson to real-world photography. Since the main subject of this workshop is shutter speed and motion, we recommend bringing a tripod if you have access to one.
- All brands of digital cameras are accepted for this workshop
- This course is designed for DSLR and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and enthusiast compact cameras.
- Contact us if you’re unsure about your camera’s suitability for this workshop.
What to bring:
- Camera and lens
- A tripod (recommended)
- Battery (fully charged)1If you’re participating in more than one workshop, please bring either your battery charger or a second battery to ensure you can operate your camera throughout the day.
- Memory card (emptied)
- Camera manual
What to wear
Most of our photography workshops feature outdoor exercises to apply the theoretical concepts into practice. Monitor the weather forecast and ensure you dress appropriately for the conditions—especially on cold days.2Please note that the lithium batteries powering your camera may exhibit diminished power output in cold conditions. When subzero air temperatures are forecast for the day of your workshop, we recommend bringing two or more camera batteries.
Our classroom-free workshops take place outdoors, involve walking and feature locations that may not be fully accessible. Currently, we meet in front of 1417 Danforth Ave (at Monarch Park Ave) in Toronto’s east end (5-minute/300m walk from the Greenwood subway station).
We reserve the right to change the meeting location and will notify you at least 48 hours in advance of such changes. A modified meeting location will always be within 500m of a TTC subway station.
Cancellation and refunds
Our full cancellation and refund policy is found in the Terms of Sale. The following summary is for your convenience:
- We accept cancellations for a full refund up to four (4) weeks in advance of your initially-scheduled course.
- We accept schedule modifications up to seven (7) days in advance of your initially-scheduled course.