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  • Motion1. How to effectively blur SOME motion for effectiveTreatment of Motion

    2. Understanding your lighting options

  • TOMTreatment of Motion is a widely used technique by news journalist, artist and nature photographers alike.

  • This is not an endorsement for motorcyclesthey are dangerousand should be avoidedlike tattoos.

  • Blurry vs. MotionBlurry pictures from plain old camera shake or subject movement is just BAD.

    Slow Shutters with Controlled Bluris Treatment of MotionPanning with a subject when you have a slow shutterSlow shutter with flash allow for brighter backgrounds

  • This is just BAD (slow shutter)

  • Direct Flash Results in DARK Backgrounds

  • Flash is One Dimensional

  • Not using flash is trickySelf portrait by Charity Daigle

  • Mixed Lighting is DIFFICULTExample photos by Charity Daigle

  • Flash frequently results in Red EyeTo reduce red eye, increase ambient lighting and get flash further away from the camera (like with a flash bracket)

  • But, flash kills spontaneityNikon D100, ISO 400, 1/400 at f/4.5, 200mm Vibration Reduction ON. NO FLASH.

  • Flash kills spontaneity

  • Balance Flash w/ Ambient LightThe goal of using flash is generally to balance the flash with the ambient light.

  • Balance Flash w/ Ambient Light

  • Balance Flash w/ Ambient Light

  • Balance Flash w/ Ambient Light

  • Using Flash and Slow ShuttersFlash indoors normally results in dark backgrounds.Default sync speed is 1/60Slow shutters down to 1/15Increase ISO to improve ambient light of back groundsUse even slower shutters to show more motion

  • Slow Shutter (no flash)Camera Action PanningWhen the subject is movingand you move the camera WITH the subjectsome objects will be sharp while others will be blurryThe key here is to follow the action and press the shutter WHILE you are movingUsing Av to control the shutter speed.In this exposure mode, you set the aperture valueand the camera will set the shutter speed.So, to slow the shutter down, close the aperture to a larger number. To speed up the shutter, open the aperture to a smaller number.You can also use the ISO to control the Shutter speed. Lower # gives slower shutter speed. Higher number gives faster shutter.

  • Slow ShutterSpecial EffectsWhen the camera is perfectly stillsome objects will be blurry while others will be perfectly normallike the movie The Shutter.The key is to have proper exposure via EXPOSURE controlUsing Av to control the shutter speed.In this exposure mode, you set the aperture valueand the camera will set the shutter speed.So, to slow the shutter down, close the aperture to a larger number. To speed up the shutter, open the aperture to a smaller number.You can also use the ISO to control the Shutter speed. Lower # gives slower shutter speed. Higher number gives faster shutter.

  • Slow Shutter WITH FlashCombines long exposure with high speed flashThe slow shutter exposes for the backgroundThe flash exposes for the foreground.

  • Other EffectsHaving a slow shutter allows forZooming while exposingThe flash exposes for the foreground.The long exposure allows for proper exposure of dark backgrounds (making them brighter)The Zoom will effectively blur the background streaking any lights while the flash keeps the foreground sharp and well exposed.

  • Panning with Flash

  • Class ExerciseSlow Shutter: There are two optionswe will do both.Av (Aperture Priority)Change your aperture from f3.5 to 22 to get various shutter speeds.Tv (Shutter Priority)Manual: Set SS to 1/15 or slower. Turn on your flash. Try slower shutter speeds. Also try zooming, rotating, panning. Lots of fun.

    At the fair, or sometime other time, on your own camera:Many cameras today have a Night Portrait Mode. This is the mode where the icon has a person with a star over their head. This is a neat mode but NOT as useful as M (for Manual) because the camera may slow the camera down too much.Use a tripod for portions of your pictures to be really sharpwhile blurring other portions.If hand holdingkeep your camera steady. Brace yourself on a table, etc

  • ConclusionDont always turn on the flash.See what you can do to get by with no flash.Increase your ISOChangeWhen you do turn on the flashmake it look natural.Increase ISO to improve ambient lightingUse bounce lightingUse slow shuttershttp://staff.beaumont.k12.tx.us/gloker/lighting.htm

  • Lay-up by Dillon Dupre

  • REALLY old example shot at Centralon film

  • Self Portrait by me.

  • Motion PosterEnd objective is to produce a postersimilar to the three views. One large good example, with other examples.

  • There are THREE things that need to be changed at this step.

    1. Type a name that ALL of your images will be named. VERY IMPORTANT!Do NOT just put Picturesname it something very specific: Passport 2008 or Kayak July 20082. Change the location the photos will be store. Navigate to your P Drive. 3. Choose to "Delete pictures"...unless you are using your own camera.If you do NOT change the name in step 1, you risk having multiple images with the same name. Name this VERY specific to what you shot.

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