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September 12, 2019 - Motion Blur Technique
I've recently been reading up on a camera technique that can produce painterly-like images right out of the lens (thanks Sarah for the descriptor 😊). I was able to get out yesterday to give it a go for the first time, and today find myself stuck indoors with whatever back-to-school virus is going around. So I wanted I'd share a few fruits of yesterday's outing and a few details along with the images. Funny how learning is addicting as it always leads to wanting to learn more new things. Great little rabbit hole there.Here is the short gist of what I tried out for these particular images...To achieve a painterly, slightly blurred motion effect with your image, set your camera to Shutter Priority. Choose a scene or object that can lend itself well to either a vertical movement or at the very least can provide some contrast, either within the colors presented, variety in textures, or shadow and light. Set your shutter speed anywhere from half a second to 2 seconds, and double-check to be sure that your ISO and aperture settings are low enough given the increased amount of light that will be let in with your shutter open for this length of time.Provided you're using a DSLR set on Shutter Priority mode, your camera should automatically determine the appropriate ISO and aperture to accompany any shutter speed you choose. I recommend an auto-focus setting here so that the camera can account for detail as you move. Then, hone in on your scene, press your shutter-release button and experiment! Move your camera as slowly or as quickly as you like and take a peek at the results. The resulting effect can be pretty cool. Tell me how things go if you get out to give it a try!