Movement Challenge Tips

Capturing movement can make your photographs more dynamic. Here are some tips.

Freeze Movement

Use a faster shutter speed to “stop” the motion of a person or object. The faster the shutter speed, the sharper an object or person in motion will be. Make sure your subject is in strong light so the faster shutter speed doesn’t underexpose your image.

Photograph by @Alexis

Photograph by @Alexis

Photograph by @MiaBella

Photograph by @MiaBella

Blur Movement

Blurring your subject is a great way to show movement. Use a slow shutter speed to capture your subject moving in real time. Place your subject in a low-light or dark environment for greater effect. At night, combine a slow shutter speed with a flash to keep your subject sharp while blurring their movements. Keep experimenting to get the results you want!

Photograph by @Linsey

Photograph by @Linsey

Photograph by @MiaBella

Photograph by @MiaBella

Suggest Movement

You can compose a photograph to suggest the path of your subject’s movement. Use undulating or directional lines, or repeated elements, to direct the viewer’s eye to where your subject came from, and where they’re going.

Photograph by @Alex

Photograph by @Alex

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