PUSH: Motion Blurr

It is time, once again, for the monthly CM clog circle. Thank you for joining us.
You may have arrived at my site this month from Sara Sieders’ blog post

This month’s theme was motion blur.

Motion blur gives your photo the feeling of movement.

This month I wanted to try my hand at something new.

But first let me example two other ways one can have motion

blur in their photos. Both of them require a longer shutter speed.

The first is by panning.

This is when you follow your subject, while the subject moves, and keep the shutter open longer.

Panning Collage

(Photo two at the bottom of this collage what not panning….

this was just leaving the shutter open and holding the camera still)

Here is another example of panning. This was a Senior shoot I did.


Another way of getting motion blur is to put your camera on a tripod and

using a remote to control the shutter you can use a slow shutter speed to capture something like this.


Or this….


All of the above shots are fun. However, I really wanted to try something I have never done before.

I realized it was much more difficult than I thought it would be and finding the right subject proved to be even more challenging.

This month I wanted to play with motion blur by both slowing down my shutter and then zooming my lens in or out.

Here was my final result. I did try to use my son as my subject, but that proved to not so easy….at least not the way I was doing it.

Once I get a human subject figured out, and I think I may have just figured out how it might work best….hmmm,

I will have to post again with better results than the creepy shots of my  cyclops son I ended up with.

In the mean time……..

Kickball anyone???


Make sure to visit Catherine Unrau Woelk’s blog to see her take on this month’s theme of Motion Blur.