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Learn how the shutter functions in a film camera and the electronic equivalent in digital cameras, how it functions, how it affects the exposure of the shot and how you can create different looks by changing the shutter speed.


  • 11:19 video that takes you through the inner workings of the shutter and how it affects the shot
  • Complete companion guide


  • How the shutter functions in a film camera
  • How the shutter functions in a digital camera
  • How to change the shutter angle
  • How changes of the shutter speed affect the exposure
  • How changes of the shutter speed affect the look of the image
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame