For week 40 I decided to add a little more complexity and photographic techniques to the PhotoChallenge. Photographing objects in MOTION should allow you to push your skills a touch further. You’ll find two basic categories of images that help you portray MOTION.
- Blurred subject with background In focus, generally accomplished with the use of a tripod.
- Blurred background with subject in focus, accomplished with a tripod or by panning camera to match the subject’s speed.
In this example the camera is still. One subject remains still (The Man) and the other subject is in motion (The cars). While the individual remains still like the background the vehicles in movement on each side are captured blurred producing the effect of motion. A slower shutter rate is necessary to complete the effect.
These are basic techniques that can produce some amazing results when you add just a touch of your very own creativity.