Freezing Movement or Motion Blur
I like to share few pictures of my shooting. Do correct me if any write up was wrongly describe.
a) I like to use high shutter speed to freeze action shot or movement when:-
1. The background is good and clean.
2. Getting Dreamy bokeh background
3. Or background with any straight vertical beam, wall or tree to show how slanting the subject (like the bike took the turn).
4. Sometime I purposely bring in background distortion like this image title "Balancing Act' http://i.imgur.com/VUp5heT.jpg
b) When I'm snapping action picture or street full of people, I like to try motion blur. For street, I try low speed within 2s to 1/4s with monopod. I use Tripod with few minutes shutter speed if I want to evaporize all the moving people. I guess with motion blur shot, I don't need to ask everyone in the street to sign model release if all their face become.... alien. "Jonker Walk" http://i.imgur.com/PoRtzs1.jpg
c) Panning: I like to take panning shot because it show movement. And not to worry about the background too. I think this is what describe in this month contest 'movement'.
My panning shot most of time is a try and error shots to find the setting. When I found the require aperture and the shutter speed, I'll get the sharpness. When panning with hands, I find that almost all my shots fail. The main subject do have a slight motion in it too. So, I use body turn. I anchor my two elbows strongly against my body and turn in one piece. "Too old for action" http://i.imgur.com/P9BxQbs.jpg
Thanks for reading. Alex.
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Thank you Alex for sharing. Your pictures show some great examples of your techniques. I don't have any secrets so if you or anyone ever wants to know how I did something, I will try to match the great job you did.Helpful 1 24 February 2014
Great info and tips/tricks. I think you should add your own photo to the contest :)Helpful 1 21 February 2014
Also, sometimes a remote control is a good Idea if you use a zoom lens, since it´s veeeery difficult to hold it still (I´d say impossible).
Hi Alex.!Helpful 1 21 February 2014
This is an excellent write-up and overview, along with your examples..! Simply outstanding!
My sincerest thanks for taking the time to write this and post it up - I wish others would do the same on some of their techniques..!