5 Easy Photo Tips To Create Amazing Blur Images

In most cases the main purpose in making a good shot is to make the image as sharp as possible. But there are cases, when adding movement to your pictures can result inimpressive and splendid shots. Let’s try it out.

When the object in a frame is moving, the final image is always blurred, unless the optical exposure is short enough to fix the object. The degree of blur depends on two things: how fast the object is moving and how long the exposure is.

Surely, you can’t always control the movement of an object you are shooting; still you can control and adjust your exposure to get the effect you want. That’s what we’re going to do.

That’s the effect from shooting night streets with traffic with long exposure.

traffic

In theory, everything that moves could be the object for your shooting – traffic, people, flowers in wind, animals and lots more. It all depends on your fantasy. The technique is easy, yet the results can be astonishing and amazing.

nullThat’s what happens when you shoot flowers in heavy wind with a 1 second exposure.

1. Always use the tripod. It’s obvious that when you set a long exposure it becomes impossible to shoot with your hands only. You have to show the movement of an object, not the movement of your camera.

2. Shoot on a cloudy day. Sunny days are not very suitable for such techniques for several reasons. First of all, bright lighting often doesn’t allow using long exposures. Second, bright lights make high contrast images and the exposition will be unsatisfying so you’ll lose the details.

3. Use a filter. Shooting in faint lights often can affect the color balance. Many pictures could have blue gradations for example. In this case 81A, 81B and 81C filters will do.

4. The exposure. Any exposure longer than 1\125 sec could provide the blurring effect of moving objects. Still, a small degree of blurring could be regarded as you mistake or incompetence, so pay attention. In order to get the blurring effect that looks intentionally made you can start from 1\2 seconds exposure and go on. Make some shots, experiment and practice.

5. Set your camera to the exposure priority mode (Tv), so that you could always control your exposure.


Moving objects shot using long exposure could result in totally abstract images. These black birds were shot using the 1\2 seconds exposure.

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