I was wondering if anyone has a rule of thumb for shutter speed when shooting fast moving cloud? If you want to freeze it, that is. (I appreciate it depends how strong the wind is blowing.)
I've recently started using a telephoto lens (typically 50-80mm APS-C, camera is a Fuji X-T4) after working at wide angle for a long time, so have been experimenting with zooming in on interesting clouds.
Yesterday, I shot a cloudy coastal sunset where the focal point was the sun was breaking through on the far horizon, and I was mostly using 1/500, which I normally use for birds, and F8. I was quite pleased with that.
Today, for a few test shots, as there weren't any birds in the shot, I rather forgot about this and was probably too focused on the histogram - so I was using 1/125 to 1/160 and I didn't appreciate from the viewfinder that they weren't really sharp enough.
If there is any good advice available on photographing clouds in general I'd be interested.