Hopefully you were able to get some nice shots for the prompt ELDER.
This week is going to be a bit more challenging I think.
This week, our challenge is: ACTION
Capture the action of something going on around you this week. You can use panning or a long exposure to show movement, or you can use a quick shutter speed or a slow sync flash to freeze the motion. Panning is moving the camera generally in a straight line while the shutter is open, following the subject and blurring the background. A long exposure is usually done with a tripod, or at least with the camera set on something stable, and will give effects like soft white waterfalls and waves and show the movement of clouds and even stars. A fast shutter speed or slow sync flash is great for freezing the action.
Here are some great articles from Digital-Photography-School.com that helped me:
- A Beginner's Guide to Capturing Motion in Your Photography
- 3 Tips for Creating Dramatic Images using Motion
- Mastering Panning – Photographing Moving Subjects
- The Surreal Landscape: Long Exposure Photography
- Get A Kick: Photograph Soccer! (Although the subject is soccer, any fast-paced action can be captured with the same tips!)
- Slow Sync Flash
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As you can see, I did try a little panning for this image, but panning doesn't help keep the subject in focus when the subject is also bouncing up and down! LOL! I still love this shot even though there's not a bit in focus. This shot epitomizes our holiday get-togethers: noisy, boisterous, busy, and playful, especially when the grandkids (ages 2 & 4) are around!
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