Speed & Light – Photography Basics – Weekend Experiment #1

Welcome to the first weekend experiment of the Photography Basics course.

The Experiment

This weekend I want you to take one of two lessons from the week, Understanding Shutter Speed or The Number One Law Of All Photography , and dive into different ways to play with them.

Blur things.

Stop things.

Light trails, can you make some?

Look into and away from the light. What works best for you?

To that end, I have some experiments pre-cooked for you to try if you haven’t already.

Share Your Results

It’s your choice, but take some time this weekend, even if it’s only 15 minutes, and get out there to photograph. The best way to learn photography is to do it, over and over.

When you have shots you are okay with, please feel free to share them in the comments section below (just link to your photos on any platform). I’ll be glad to give feedback if you like (I’m a gentle critiquer).

If you need some inspiration, I’ll leave some of my own photos regarding these topics right here:

If you want to find other Weekend Experiments in this series, look over here.

Questions?  Pop ’em like Pez in the comments section below. or email me at peter@peterwestcarey.com.

Photography Basics – A 43 Day Adventure, and its companion 40 Photography Experiments, are series written by professional photographer Peter West Carey. The series are designed to unravel the mysteries of photography, helping you can take better pictures. Subscribe here to receive all the updates and bonus material. Your comments are always welcome.

Photo ToursIf you enjoy the series, consider learning photography first-hand on a professionally led international photo tour in Nepal or Bhutan. More information can be found at Far Horizon Photo Tours


Leave a Reply