There are three ways to capture motion in a photo.
- Freeze the action
- Blur the action
- Pan with the action
So what is this Golden Rule?
The Golden Rule states:
Generally speaking, when hand holding a camera, your shutter speed should be equal to or greater then the focal length of your lens.You might be saying What?? right now. That was my reaction the first 5 or 6 times my instructor said this. For most people this will mean you should shoot at 1/60 or faster when you are holding your camera. This will eliminate hand shake in your photos.
There are two other rules my instructor taught us.
1. Follow the Rules.
2. Break the Rules.
Learn the rules and how to use them and once you understand them, break them to expand your knowledge.