When you take a photo, your camera shutter opens and closes to let light reach the sensor, creating your image. Shutter speed is how quickly or slowly the shutter opens and closes again. Fast shutter speed is when the shutter is only open for a short period of time; slow shutter speed is when the shutter is open for a longer period of time. Most cameras offer a wide range of shutter speeds, starting at just a few thousandths of a second and going up to several seconds. To get control of shutter speed yourself, switch to manual “M” mode on your camera. Here’s an example of using a slow shutter speed, which creates a cool motion blur effect. For the image below the shutter speed was set at 1/6 sec, while the aperture was set at f/6.3. The action used on this image was Oh So Light And Vibrant at 50% from The Big Bundle Set. Enjoy!