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27 Jan 2021
HDR Photography

What is the Optimal Shutter Speed when Shooting HDR Photography? – From the HDR Photography Workshop Series

In HDR photography, the only varying factor controlling the exposure in your bracketed sequence should be the shutter speed. This means that the camera is controlling the shutter speed to give us the median exposure, the darker exposure and the brighter exposure. However, given that cameras have limitations of the highest possible shutter speed and that shutter speed also controls motion freeze, there are optimal settings for shutter speed. The optimal shutter speed depends on a few considerations, which we will discuss in this article. In addition, we will explain the two issues that arise due to shutter speed as well as why the optimal exposure value should not be at 3 stops, but at 2 stops instead.