Posts Tagged blur

Water Splash Freeze and Blur – Photography Experiments

In today’s experiment I want you to think about two concepts: freezing motion and blurring it. Our subject to day will be water and you’re going to take two photos of it in motion or more if you like. Check out all the 40 Photography Experiments.  Objective Your objective today is to capture one image… Read More

Capturing Candle Power – Photography Experiments

With yesterday’s topic being Crafting Images with the Mid-Day Sun, let’s tone things down and go the opposite direction for today’s experiment. Candles have been around for centuries and they have been providing the light by which we see the world at night for just as long. Many starting photographers shy away from shooting in candle… Read More

Panning Blur – Photography Experiments

Yesterday’s topic was Sun Stars. Today let’s try something fun, but sometimes frustrating; Panning Blur. First some inspiration and then the experiment. Examples   Here’s the panning blur experiment you can run: 1) Switch to Manual mode. 2) For starters, pick a shutter speed of 1/20. This is a good place to start but play around… Read More

Panning Blurrrrrr – Weekend Experiment #4

This is one weekend experiment where it might be helpful to actually own a bunny. But barring a bunny, you can use any moving object. If you have kids they will have an assignment today and will be your test pilots! Pets, cars, speedboat attempting to elude James Bond…use what moving object you may have at… Read More

Blurry Photos: A Helpful Rule To End Your Pain – Photography Basics

Most blur happens because the shutter speed is too slow and you are moving, even just a little, when you shoot. Short and to the point, to help stop blur because you are moving the camera too much, use this formula: Don’t Shoot Slower Than 1/Focal Length This simple formula comes into use when you… Read More

Understanding Shutter Speed – Photography Basics

Now that you know how your camera, any camera, works, let’s get into the nitty gritty of the The Exposure Triangle. Shutter Speed NOTE: Even if you don’t have a physical shutter in your camera (smartphone, action camera, drone and mirrorless owners), this information is vital for taking great photos. Shutter Speed affects blur. Get… Read More