You’re tired of taking boring photos with fake smiles, robotic poses and monotonous captions and nagging your children to stop while you take their pictures… Take a look at these! Use the amazing technique of movement photography to make your photos art!
Any DSLR camera can be used to create movement photography. There are many techniques available, including panning, freezing, zooming blur, and time lapping photography.
Shutter speed is the key to movement photography. Shutter speed is the time that the shutter stays open after you press the button. If you have a slow shutter speed, it will allow the shutter to stay open for longer with more light hitting the sensor. It is almost certain that any movement in your photograph will be blurred.
You can achieve this technique by using a slow shutter speed, such as 1/30 to 1:60. This technique works by moving the camera in sync with the object you are photographing. You want a blurred background so that your focus is clear and sharp. This technique can be learned by practising and failing. You can practice taking photos at various speeds, such as a cyclist, a dog running or a car driving at varying speeds. You can focus on one part of your subject to help you keep the camera steady and continue following the subject as it moves past. You should press the capture button as soon as your subject reaches the point you want to define. Continue pressing the shutter button until the subject moves past that point. It is not possible to get the perfect shot your first time. With some practice, you can get pictures that have the ‘oooooohhh’ or ‘aaaahhh! Effect.
You can freeze an image by increasing the shutter speed to 1/200 and flashing the shot. You will need to have as much light as you can to get great photos. You can use water or even milk (which is thicker and will keep its shape longer) to drop a strawberry in a glass of milk. Then capture the moment of impact – the strawberry striking the milk, then the splashing of milk up from the glass. That’s art!
Zooming Blur is another interesting technique for movement photography. Zooming Blur creates the illusion that the stationery photo is moving towards or away from the camera. To avoid any unwanted movement, you will need to mount your camera on a tripod. A long shutter speed is necessary. This means that the shutter should open and close slowly. You zoom in on the image to give it movement, which will make the photo appear blurred. Practice is key to mastering any technique.
This technique is becoming increasingly popular. It is the positioning of a camera on a tripod with hundreds of shots being taken of the same image at the same angle over minutes/days/weeks/months that tells a story of how the scene has evolved. A good example is the time-lapse photography of a construction site. The sequence of photos taken in quick succession can be seen in just minutes.
These are the four ways to increase your photo collection. These techniques can be perfected by getting out with your camera. You can take a notepad with you and record information such as shutter speed, aperture, and other details for specific shots. Later, you will be able to analyse your photos back at the computer to determine what worked and what didn’t. It won’t take long to become the professional photographer you always dreamed of being.