In today’s blog, just want to emphasize about using slower shutter speeds to achieve some real creative pictures with motion blurs.
During day or at night, if slow shutter speeds are properly implemented, you are assured to get some stunning images. In broad day light a slower shutter speed of say less than 1/20s or so will result in motion blurs. At nights you may have to use a shutter speed of 1s or less to get better results.
In case of street photography, motion blur can be used to emphasize motion against a subject which is still, as in the example below.
Zoom burst pictures always creates a strong illusion of motion. To achieve the effect you need to use a shutter speed of anywhere less than 1/20s and as you press the shutter release, you need to ‘zoom-in’ into the picture. This lag of slower shutter will help capture the zoomed action. Since 1/10s to 1/20s is relatively fast, you can get away with the handheld shot without a need for tripod.
For ease, you can keep your camera on Shutter priority and decide on the shutter speed you need, depending on the motion being captured, while camera decides on aperture. Study the EXIF of each picture after clicking and with practice, you would then be comfortable shifting to full manual mode, thereby you would be confident enough to decide on shutter speed and aperture without missing the shot.
Always look for motion, and the moment you see a potential frame, grab it.
Motion combined with light is a shot which cannot be missed.
Possibilities are infinite, just need to grab the moment. Here’s one more example of an abstract art.
Blurs are good when on purpose, so start experimenting – get creative – and keep clicking.
Good luck :)