Make Sharp Shots Using Shutter Speed

Great Blue Heron Soaring
Seattle, Washington

Birds are a popular photo subject and a challenging one to photograph, especially when they are flying. In order to capture a sharp image of this great blue heron soaring over a rookery, I used a fast shutter speed of 1/1000 second to freeze its motion. Because the cloudy day did not provide much light, I also raised the ISO to 1600 to enable a good exposure with that shutter speed.

You can get sharper photos of birds and any moving subject when you learn how shutter speeds and ISO work together in my class Getting to Know Your Digital Camera. It meets in person on March 11, 2023, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register!