Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays & A Happy New Year

December 24, 2011

Wishing everyone the very best in 2012 and beyond!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Slow Shutter Speeds

December 10, 2011

I have a tendency to get in a rut and shoot a certain way just out of laziness.  If it worked before and I got some good images then why change a thing. When I shoot action images I tend to want to get the subject sharp and that means using a fast shutter speed to stop the motion.

But why not think outside the box and try using different shutter speeds to see if you can create a more interesting image.

When shooting with slow shutter speeds try panning your camera as your subject moves by.  When panning vary your shutter speed to fit the speed of your subject.  This takes just a little practice to get the feel of how slow you should go in order to anchor your subject visually.  Just keep your arms tucked close to your torso and relax and follow your subject.

Of course you will want to push the bounds of visual perception even more whereby everything in your frame is abstract.