Blurring moving options against an in focus background and creating a sharp subject against a blurred background were two options for the theme, moment during week 3 of Photography 101.
Today was the first time experimenting with capturing motion with a manual camera. It wasn’t easy! I deleted around 100 photos and kept the four here as a baseline.
Capturing my vision of seeing at least outlines of cars was really difficult. Most of my photos came out with lines of light and the odd smudge of a car’s outline.
Trying to catch my husband in motion resulted in about thirty shots of a ghost-like haze in a field or a shadow if something solid was behind him.
The night pictures showed more detail in the spinning wheels of vehicles and I got more car but still not enough.
While the blurred subject photos seemed easier at night, the panning, especially of people, flopped. I got the occasional clear boot but the rest of the human vanished.
Here’s to second attempts tomorrow!
What are your tips and tricks for capturing motion? (besides practice, practice, practice)