Shutter priority


Shutter priority

Shutter priority refers to a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific shutter speed while the camera adjusts the aperture to ensure correct exposure. This is different from manual mode, where the user must decide both values, aperture priority where the user picks an aperture with the camera selecting the shutter speed to match, or program mode where the camera selects both.

Shutter prority with longer exposures is chosen to create an impression of motion. For example, a waterfall will appear blurred and fuzzy. If the camera is panned with a moving subject, the background will appear blurred. When photographing sports or high-speed phenomena, shutter priority with short exposures can ensure that the motion is effectively "frozen" in the resulting image.

Shutter priority is often abbreviated with "Tv" (literally, "time value") or "S" on a camera mode dial.

ee also

* Mode dial
* Aperture priority


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  • Shutter speed — [ aperture size to achieve proper exposure.] In photography, shutter speed is the length of time a shutter is open; the total exposure is proportional to this exposure time, or duration of light reaching the film or image… …   Wikipedia

  • Aperture priority — Aperture priority, often abbreviated Av (for Aperture value) or A on a camera dial, is a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific aperture value while the camera selects a shutter speed to match. The camera will ensure… …   Wikipedia

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  • aperture-priority — /ap euhr cheuhr pruy or i tee, awr /, adj. Photog. of or pertaining to a semiautomatic exposure system in which the photographer presets the aperture and the camera selects the shutter speed. Also, aperture preferred /ap euhr cheuhr pri ferrd /.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aperture priority — noun A facility enabling a camera to select the shutter speed automatically once the aperture has been selected by the photographer • • • Main Entry: ↑aperture …   Useful english dictionary


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