Shooting Challenge: BlinkMark Wilson8/01/12 2:00pmFiled to: Shooting challengeBlink1/10ExposureshutterPhotographyArtCulture14EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkA blink goes by in just 1/10 of a second. What could have happened in this sub-moment that you missed? For this week's Shooting Challenge, show us what occurred in the 100 milliseconds that our eyes were closed.The ChallengeTake a photo that lasts 1/10th of a second. Big bonus points for playing off the "what happened when I blinked?" topic, so long as it's not just a person blinking.The TechniqueSet your camera's shutter to 1/10. Lock it down in Shutter Priority mode (you can find this setting as the "S" or "TV" on most dSLRS) or use full manual mode to make this happenAdvertisementAdvertisement1/10th of a second is an interesting exposure. It's not fast enough to freeze motion, but it will smooth moving entities like flames. I really like this post on shooting 1/10th of a second, just for getting your feet wet with what's possible and probably. Then, check out this primer on shutter speeds for more general technical info.Also, check out two of our other shutter-specific challenges here and here.