Photography at the Fair #4

When you photograph the spinning carnival rides at the fair, be sure to experiment with different shutter speeds. The longer the exposure time, the longer the streaks of light appear. If you want to stop the motion of the ride, raise the ISO to 800 or 1600. This lets you use a faster shutter speed and still get a good exposure.

1 second, f/4, ISO 100
Western Montana Fair

Even at a constant slow shutter speed, you can record different effects as the ride speeds up and slows down in its rhythm. The fun comes from being surprised at what the camera recorded that we can't see with the naked eye.

4 seconds, f/14, ISO 200
Western Montana Fair

If you'd like to experiment with this type of photography, join me for Night & Low Light Photography at the Fair beginning August 6, 2019, in Missoula, Montana.