P.A.Moed of pilotfishblog.com selected ‘Motion’ as the theme for the Lens-Artists-photo challenge.
It’s the most important topic for a photographer worth the salt.
Motion can be captured in many ways in photography.
Movement can include any areas of your photo that are moving.
Motion photography depends on your decision, whether you want to freeze the movement of the subject. (fast shutter) or you want to blur the movement. (slow shutter) or you wish to have intentional camera movements.
This decision of yours depends on what you are trying to achieve.
Fast shutter speed is used in
Fast shutter speed is used in sports photography, wildlife photography and street photography or for that matter any kind of action photography.
Slow shutter speed is used in
Slow shutter speed is used in catching light trails, the soft silky appearance of waterfalls, star trails, long exposure daylight photography, panning, moving clouds and light painting.
Intentional camera movements used in
Fast shutter speed (freezing time)
Here the action is frozen.
With this speed, you can show the magical moment, that your brain normally fails to recognize.
Burst mode can catch the ‘decisive moment’ in any situation.
“A snapshot steals life that it cannot return. A long exposure creates a form that never existed”
Slow shutter speed
Here the photographer can become creative.
By lowering the shutter speed, motion blur is achieved.
Motion blur has many types.
Blurred subject with the background in focus
In the above image, the cyclist is blurred while the background is in focus. Both the lions are well-focused.
Blurred background with the subject in motion (panning)
Foreground and background blurred
Intentional camera movements (ICM)
Here the camera is moved during exposure for an artistic effect.
The resulting image shows a streaking effect.
The top one is the original, and below it, is the abstract pattern.
These days anything can be achieved with powerful photography related software.
Looks like photographer need not struggle to achieve the required talents.
Any thoughts on this aspect of photography?
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This post is part of Pattimoed’s LAPC #212 Motion