Some Inspiration

This week, the Challengers and I are photographing “movement.”  Capturing movement isn’t hard.  Don’t sweat bullets over it.  Your execution may become more calculated than other times but after all, this is a challenge.

Sometimes it works.  Sometimes it doesn’t.  All I ask is that you try – that’s all I’m going to do too.  But since we’re moving into the weekend and I haven’t even tried to snap a photo yet, I thought a little inspiration might get the old gears turning.

NYC Times Square

Focal Length: 21mm
Exposure: 0.8 sec
Aperture: f/14.0
ISO: 400

Kentucky State Fair: Midway

Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100

Mom with Needles

Focal Length: 21mm
Exposure: 1.0 sec
Aperture: f/14.0
ISO: 400

The Wedding

Focal Length:  31mm
Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600

Slow down your shutter speed.  Try a darker setting.  Pull out your tripod.  Experiment with panning.  Shoot from above.  Shoot from below.  Just push yourself – you’ll be more satisfied in the end.

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April 8, 2011 - 10:34 am

Susan - OK, I admit I did panic a little when I heard “movement.” But like you said, it’s a challenge, so I’m going to give it a shot. Get it? A shot? Nevermind.

April 8, 2011 - 11:43 am

Leesha - Ohhh this WILL be fun!! I will for sure try it out this week! I have done some movement photos before and always thought they were fun to experiment with! Good luck with your ‘move’. :)

April 9, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Brooke - @Susan – Love it!
@Leesha – Glad to see your back in the game. BTW, I’ve been enjoying your blog.

April 14, 2011 - 6:31 am

The Good Greatsby - I love the Times Square shot. I’d love to be able to do this.

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