On my journey of refining photographing skills, it was clear I would have to deal with shutter speed sooner or later.
The shutter speed is best defined by the time, the camera takes create an image. The longer the lens is open and light can enter it, the more light can get into it. Therefore it is important to use a tripod if you want to take a picture with a long shutter speed.
The beauty of that is, that a long shutter speed can show movement in the final result. As long as the subject, you want in focus is not moving, a moving part of the picture will blur out.
With a high shutter speed, the time for the camera to capture light, is lower. Therefore the moving action is frozen.
Considered the amount of time I had for this assignment, I am very satisfied with how it worked out.
It challenged me quite a bit to come up with a good idea for how to freeze an action. Except for that, it also took me quite a while to adjust the camera settings.
Thanks to Meeghin for modeling and Nik for throwing a bunch of leaves. That must have looked really awkward...