What is shutter speed in photography?

Shutter speed is how fast the shutter on your camera opens and closes, letting in light to compose your photograph. Shutter speed has a lot to do with the light of your photo. A higher shutter speed of around 1/700 may turn your image anywhere from black to barely black. A shutter speed of a round 1/8 will let in a low of light, having a possibility of overexposing your image. Shutter speed also controls whether or not any motion in your picture freezes or blurs. A shutter speed of about 1/700 will freeze most motion but a shutter speed of about 1/8 will blur all motion in your picture.