We generally think of shooting in shutter priority mode when we have action that we are trying to freeze. Dial in a fast shutter speed to stop that passing car, that swooping bird, or those passing cyclists.
But shutter priority also allows you to switch to a slower speed, which can yield some really creative results.
On a recent snowy day, I stepped into a doorway for a respite from the snow and wind, and noticed the flow of determined pedestrians struggling to make their way.
This image was made at a slow shutter speed of only 1/10 second, which not only blurred the passerby and gave us a sense of motion, but it also captured the streaking snow through which he persevered. Had this been taken at a faster shutter speed, it would have been a ho-hum image of little interest. (Nikon D90, Nikon 35mm lens, f22, 1/10 sec.)
Experiment with slower shutter speeds for more creative results, and share them with us at 2guysphoto! Posted by Ed