Motion Blur

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Learned a new technique called motion blur for photography and had my first few attempts at it. Came across it in a photography challenge on Creative Live.

The idea is to have the subject in focus while everything else is blurry. Giving more movement to the photo. It took a few tries to figure out the right shutter speed and the amount of exposure, so I had to have my girlfriend run back and worth a few more times than I wanted.

A few shots came out pretty well but I do know I have tons and tons of more practice on this technique. It was fun trying something new and hopefully I can become better at it so that I can try it while photographing races.

Towards the end of the run, we got stuck in the middle of a mountain bike race and did some practice on them too. I can see this being a cool trick to work on if the background isn’t very appealing.

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