Typical shutter speeds and apertures for various light conditions and subjects

Light conditions / Subject Shutter speed range Aperture range
Stationary subject in subdued light 1 - 1/15
Indoors in normal conditions 1/30 - 1/60 F/2 - F/4
Outdoors on a cloudy day F/4 - F/8
Outdoors on a fine day 1/125 - 1/250 F/8 - F/11
Seaside in midsummer 1/500 - 1/2000 F/11 - up
Mountain area with snow 1/500 - 1/2000 F/11 - up
Fast moving subjects 1/500 - 1/2000

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