Posts Tagged "motion blur"

When to turn off Image Stabilisation

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Techniques | 3 comments

When to turn off Image Stabilisation

On a recent workshop I was reminded how important it can be to think about checking the small things when it comes to landscape photography. After grabbing a few shots of the Story Bridge for sunset, I looked back up the river and noticed a very nice pattern formed by the new walkway on the river. After trying to frame the image using a 10-20mm lens, I decided to change to my new Sigma 24-105mm lens. I fitted the lens, framed the shot and made the photo. Looking at the back of camera I noticed that the photo was blurry, no problem I thought, I must have bumped the tripod. Tried again with similar results. With my image settings being f10 for 15 secs, keeping the camera...

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How To Use The Panning Technique

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Techniques | 2 comments

How To Use The Panning Technique

Panning is a great technique to add to your personal repertoire of photography skills.  If you would like to add more dynamics to your action shots, then read on…     Panning is a technique where you move your camera in syncronization with a moving subject.  The basic idea is to try to freeze the subject but get motion blur in the background.  Panning can add great impact to Action or Sports images, the trick is to get the subject in sharp focus.  For most other types of photos, you would hold the camera very still and use fast shutter speeds to capture fast moving subjects, but with panning, you deliberately move the camera to match the speed and...

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Views From A Window

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Views From A Window

You may have heard of the term “shooting from the hip”, but have you heard of “shooting from a window”?  This method of shooting opens up a completely different perspective to your images… For travel photography, we are all used to the usual method of taking photos by walking up to a scene, composing, and taking the shot. However, if you are a passenger on a driving holiday in a car, coach, bus, or even in a taxi, you can still obtain some great images while on the move even without stopping. Just remember to never to do this if you are the driver! When taking photo’s on the move you can still use the fundamental basics of...

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