Motion / Movement is a wide and varied photographic subject and as a result there are many ways a photographer can create a sense of motion or movement in their shots. Slow shutter speeds can be used to exaggerate the flow of water while fast shutter speeds will freeze the force of a wave as it crashes against a sea wall. Taking the idea one step further, Nikon's 1 J3 camera
lets users simultaneously record a slow motion movie and a still image which the camera combines to create a 'living image'. More information on this featured called 'Motion Snapshots' can be found in the Nikon 1 J3 Digitutor
on the Nikon UK website. You can also win a Nikon 1 J3 kit in ePHOTOzine's 'Black & White' competition
. Don't forget about panning to add motion to motorsport shots and there's ways motion can be added or created during post production too.
ePHOTOzine has written many tutorials that cover motion in some shape or form and as a result, we've decided to group the most popular ones together so, hopefully, you'll be fuelled with enough inspiration and ideas to make you want to head out to capture motion.
Once you've read our tips, head over to the ePHOTOzine Photo Month forum where you can share your motion shots with the rest of the ePHOTOzine community. 4 Nikon COOLPIX P520 cameras
are up for grabs this month to the winners of our 4 weekly Photo Month competitions.
Here's our top seven:
shows us how wind movement can make interesting and more dynamic landscape shots. Plus, he includes tips on capturing the popular 'blurry' water shots at the coast and with waterfalls.
Blur isn't always a bad thing as it can help emphasis speed and create motion in a shot. Read on for tips on using shutter speeds, flash and zoom lenses to create blur.
Mike Browne from PhotographyCourses.Biz
shows how easy it is to capture a sense of movement.
Peter Bargh talks through a few tips to improve your panning technique. Panning is a great technique for action and, once perfected, the main subject will be sharp against a blurred background.
Here are a few tips on shutter speeds and how to focus so you get sharp action shots every time.
Ben Boswell shares his tips on capturing movement. Tips include making sure movement looks deliberate, when to use a pan, what shutter speeds are appropriate and if a tripod is needed.
Do landscape shots always have to be static? If you think about it you'll realise that they're often not. This tutorial adds to the tips John Gravett gave in his article, covering clouds, trees and people as subjects.
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