What is shutter speed? The aperture diaphragm of a lens (bigger or smaller values) and timing (open and close) of the camera’s shutter curtain- both perform the tasks, of regulating the amount of light entering the camera and expose onto the film. The shutter speed scales engraved on the shutter speed dial of conventional camera bodies with a shutter speed ring or via some flickering digital numerals on the LCD screen like : 1/8000, 1/4000, 1/1000,1/500,1/250,1/125,1/30,1/15,1/8,1/4,1/2,1or -1,-2 etc. Are essentially indicators of the duration (timing) at which the shutter curtain opens up and closes during and exposure process. A 1/125 setting means the shutter curtain open and close within one hundred and twenty five of as second while i means an one full- second the shutter opens up during exposure to absorb he available light source onto the film to form an exposure.