As I said at the beginning of Project 1, I have no technical skills in photography and so I am taking a short look at how to capture motion in photography.
I have found some brilliant information online, as usual, and particularly on two websites, https://digital-photography-school.com/ and http://p.dremer.net/, both with interesting articles on techniques for working with movement in photographs:
https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-capture-motion-blur-in-photography/ (Accessed 4/05/2017)
From what I have read there are several techniques that can be used to attain different effects:
- Choosing a longer shutter speed to get blur in a photograph, considering the light available and the speed of the object moving.
- Keeping the camera still for example by using a tripod during long exposure times.
- Reducing the light entering the camera by decreasing the camera’s aperture in manual mode, or by adjusting the ISO setting to lower values, or else by using filters.
- Using slow sync flash, that is to say combining longer shutter speeds with a flash.
- Panning, that is to say moving the camera along with a moving subject so it remains in focus while the background gets blurred.
- On the contrary, freezing the whole photograph by using an extra small shutter speed (less than 1/1000th of a second).
- Blurring everything in the photograph.
- Using the continuous shooting feature to capture a series of shot and join them together in the post-processing phase.
Not easy for a novice but I shall try my best … if everything fails I have also discovered that there are slow shutter apps available for mobile phones that imitate these techniques.