Shutter Speed: A Beginner's Guide... I've always believed that in photography, you should avoid getting bogged down in the technical side of your hobby, and focus on developing your creative talent. However, there are certain technical elements that are essential to getting a good photo - shutter speed is one of them
Big Ben and houses of parliament Depth of Field being used creatively - I feel this gives a much better effect than having shot the image with a smaller aperture which would give a bigger focus in the image (so Big Ben in the background would have been in focus too).
Michael Penn - Philadelphia 471 In this photo the aperture was low to create a depth of field. It has a bokah effect where the background is blury, creating a sharp, focused effect on the phone. The shutter speed I imagine was on a low setting, capturing the movement in the background therefore inhancing the stillness and mystery of the abandoned phone.