In order to capture the individual sugar granules as they fell onto the strawberry, I had to use the fast shutter speed of 1/2000. With the shutter speed being so fast, it didn’t let a lot of light into the image. To compensate for this, I had two light sources, one on the left and one on the right of the subject, to make sure everything was well lit.
With this image, I originally wanted to have it with a slower shutter speed. This way, there would be trails of color across the image. But after a few tries, I wasn’t happy with the results, and decided that a faster shutter speed was needed to create the appearance of candy in mid-air.
Girl on Swing: 04-29-17, 7:06 pm, Rexburg: FL: 55 mm; f/16; 1/40; Canon T3
For this image, the shutter speed was much slower in order to catch motion blur. To create the motion blur while keeping the subject in focus, I had to pan the camera while she was swinging. Since the shutter speed was so slow, it made it more difficult to make sure the subject was in focus while panning.
Girl with Umbrella: 04-29-17, 6:49 pm, Rexburg: FL: 55 mm; f/5; 1/40; Canon T3
As for the last image, the shutter speed was also slow, in order to capture the motion of the twirling umbrella.To capture this effect, I had the subject stay still while she twirled the umbrella around. Since the shutter speed wasn’t slower than 1/25, I was able to hold the camera while taking this image instead of relying on a tripod.