Change the Shutter Speed on a Nikon D3300

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow.com. This is going to be a tutorial about shutter speed. We'll talk about what that is and how to change it on a DSLR camera. We'll be using a Nikon D3300, which is one of the entry level cameras, but we can be using any version of any model of camera because shutter speed is universal throughout cameras. It won't change throughout Nikon cameras and Canon cameras.

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Steps

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    Let's make sure the camera is on and in manual mode.
    We can have it in manual mode or shutter priority mode which is the "S".
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    We will see 3 dials when we turn it on.
    The left one is the 'shutter speed', the middle one is the 'f-stop' and the right one is the 'ISO'. Today we're going to be talking about the shutter speed, which is the dial on the left. The shutter speed is how long the camera takes a photo, so if we had it set to 1/1000 of a second, then it would take a photo in a thousandth of a second and the camera would be accepting information the whole time. If we had it at 1/50th (which is what movies are filmed at), it would cause a little bit of blurriness if we're shooting handheld, but it wouldn't be too bad. If we were to take a photo at 1 second shutter speed, then the camera will take a photo for 1 second which would be impossible to do without a good tripod or setting the camera down. It also helps to have a remote trigger. We can also set it to 1/30 which is a long exposure shot, which means almost anything that moves will be completely blurred. This might be useful for night photography, but it wouldn't be that useful in a city setting. Let's go ahead and see what the different shutter speeds look like.
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    We'll set it to 1/500th of a second to see what that would look like.
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    It took the photo very fast, but it is extremely dark and we can't really see anything in the photo.
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    We'll bring the shutter speed down to 1/50th because a shutter speed of 1/500th of a second is usually only optimal in bright outdoor conditions, where there's a sporting event going on.
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    It's a bit brighter of an image but still not perfect.
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    Let's bring it down to 1/10th of a second.
    That's getting into the realm where we're going to need a tripod to get a good picture.
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    We can see it's getting a lot brighter.
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    Let's see what it would look like if we set it to 2 seconds.
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    It's very bright and almost to the point where we can't see anything.
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    To counteract that, we can make the 'f-stop' a bit higher, like 20, and we're going to set the shutter speed to 5 seconds.
    We're going to show what would happen if we were to zoom in even slightly, while taking the photo.
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    We're going to take the photo and zoom in by turning it a little bit.
    We were holding it in our hand, so it might be blurry because of that as well.
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    We can see where the keyboard is, but we can't really make anything out.
    It gives a weird effect but we can almost see part of it. This can be done with long exposure shots to create a cool effect. We will need a tripod to do long exposure shots, because when we do them without one it will come out blurry.
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Questions and Answers

How do I get a shutter speed above 1/200?

HOW!? Can't make it happen. I have tried: Manual mode, S mode, every dial and option. I think it was caused by: No understanding of a good camera maybe. But I have read all tutorials and videos

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How do I adjust my shutter speed to 1/1000 of a second?

I'm trying to photography show hunters jumping with horses. I can't figure out how to get my shutter speed above 1/200.. I have tried: I've tried to adjusted it in manual mode and set the shutter settings to a minimum of 1000. Both have not worked.. I think it was caused by: I'm just not aware of how to change it properly.

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Looking to buy this camera, wondering how it does with long exposure photos using open shutter?

Looking to buy this camera, wondering how it does with long exposure photos using open shutter....

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What is the longest shutter speed the D3300 can offer?

I want to take pictures with really long exposures. I have tried: Don't own the camera yet. I think it was caused by: Don't own the camera yet

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How does the "T" function on the shutter speed work?

I understand the Bulb function, but I am not sure what the T function does. I've recently been trying out some long exposure photography and wonder if this helps out with that.

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