In-Motion Photography

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Taking a picture in motion can be a challenging thing for some people. With taking a moving picture, you may have experienced it becoming blurry. On the other hand, you may have missed the shot altogether due to the object or person moving fast. Additionally, have you ever taken a picture that was too bright and didn’t know what to do? You used to have these problems all the time but after you’ve learned what to do you will have the most professional looking pictures you could imagine. It takes the right skills to be able to shot a perfect moving photo. With a little practice of your own, you should be able to accomplish a perfect no flaw picture. With some studies of in motion photography, you will soon learn the ins and outs on how to adjust your camera.

What you need to know

You must know your camera and know exactly how to adjust the settings as needed. Not just knowing your camera but having a good functional one that has a lens that can zoom in on your shot. By being able to zoom closer to the moving object, you are trying to take a picture of can help you catch different angle shots. When shooting an in motion shot, it is good to know your locations as well as the angles. You should go to the location you are planning to shot your pictures a little early just to view the lighting and take a few practice shots. Additionally, you may want to take different angel pictures until the picture turns out with the correct lighting. If you run out of inspirational ideas, you could take a look at other professional pictures to help inspire you.

Tips on capturing movement

Movement blurs are due to your camera’s shutter timing only giving your image sensor enough time to see the movement you are trying to take. To prevent this from happening, you should select a longer shutter speed. How long should your shutter speed be? Well for starters it depends on the speed of your moving object. You could have the shutter set at the same speed and get two different results from a slow or fast object. The lighting can also affect how fast or slow the shutter speed should be. Technically with it depending on the lighting and the speed of your object it is difficult to say what the right speed is. I would take a few pictures while adjusting your shutter slightly each time this will help you to determine the best speed for your shutter for that particular movement and lighting.

Use a tripod to help keep your camera still to prevent your picture frame from looking like it’s moving. To help control your shutter speed, you should switch your camera shutter settings to priority mode or full manual mode. Furthermore, you will need to be careful when using longer exposure times with your camera because it can bring in more light than needed. Unfortunately, you will need to compensate for the extra lighting or just wait for the actual lighting to change. How can I compensate for the extra lighting that can occur? By changing your camera’s aperture, you can regulate the hole the light comes through. If you have your camera set on shutter priority mode, it will adjust it for you automatically. You also could adjust the ISO to compensate for the additional lighting that comes into your camera from using a longer shutter speed. Take these tips and practice them and you will soon have the perfect picture.