To create special effects with shutter speeds is a fun and rewarding photography technique. For slowing down subjects use a slow (1”) shutter speed together with your tripod and you will marvel at a waterfall that looks like cotton candy. Want to stop a subject in the midair? You only need to use a faster shutter speed (1/500 or higher) and you will have created a lovely photo with a child in midair while jumping rope. The procedure is very simple but don’t be discouraged if your first attempts are not perfect….practice, practice, and practice some more.