The shutter speed is a measure of how long how film or sensor is exposed to light, due to the shutter being opened and closed. This is usually measured in seconds, or fractions of a second. Longer shutter speeds allow more light to onto the film or sensor and allow more subject movement.
How can I determine the minimum shutter speed at which I can effectively avoid camera shake while hand-holding the camera?
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