The next part of the first week’s homework assignment for Photo 101 was using shutter speed while photographing a subject in motion. This one threw me through a loop at first since I don’t have any kids or pets running around and it’s been too cold outside to watch bikers at the park or what have you. Eventually I remembered my trusty Kitchenaid mixer — it turns out that it comes in handy for more than just tasty treats!
I started with a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion of the paddle attachment. I know the focus is off, and I’m sure it didn’t help that I needed to use ISO 800 in order to get a short shutter speed given the lack of natural light in my kitchen. I swear that the paddle was moving when I snapped this shot:
And again with a longer shutter speed to show motion:
That photo was actually taken at one of the slower mixer speeds. My first few attempts lost the paddle almost entirely because it was spinning so fast!