Wednesday, July 17, 2019

How to photograph while moving the camera

April 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Photo Technique


When we  photograph we usually want sharp and well focus images, but sometimes moving the camera while we press the shutter release in a very low speed can give as very interesting images.

This is a traditional photograph of the Brooklyn bridge taken in New York City from Sea Port. It was freezing that night and I was using a “gorilla tripod” attached to a handrail.

Even though it was really windy and I manage to get some sharp images, but with the long exposure time (20 sec) was very difficult to keep the camera still.

After a few attempts, a very strong wind gust, push the camera while I was taking the picture. The new image was very interesting because the lights in the bridge “painted” a pattern in the sensor.

This was a mistake, but the way it was taken, can lead us to experiment with it. Use a long shutter speed and move the camera while pressing the shutter release. It works better whit very contrasty subjects.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!