Mastering Motion: The Art of Slow Shutter Speed Photography

December 11, 2023
Slow Shutter Photography

I have never been able to master the art of slow shutter speed.  Its always comes out spooky!

To be honest, under the circumstances, I loved this evening.  In Udaipur the city of lakes, we stopped to take sunset pics over the lakes. It was 42 degrees and humid.  Yes, one does need a tripod for this, and yes, I did bring one. But I never used it once!  There was never time to set up that perfect photo. So, you had to go with the flow and shoot the best you could.

Slow shutter speed refers to using a longer exposure time, allowing lighter to reach the camera sensor. This technique results in a deliberate blur, capturing the motion of subjects in the frame.

Choosing your creative subjects, well anything that is moving really. From a trailing light, to a tuk tuk moving or people on the move.

Convey a sense of speed or energy by blurring the movement of people. We sat beside a lake in Udaipur that was busy with allots of people walking along the lake.

By mastering the art of slow shutter speed photography, you unlock a world of creative possibilities. Whether you’re capturing the grace of a dancer or the rush of city lights, this technique allows you to tell a compelling visual story. I found these pictures fascinating, as they look like ghosts! My husband thinks I’m mad, he doesn’t get it. But I think they are awesome.

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With the right gear, settings, and techniques, you can elevate your photography and create stunning images that freeze time while still capturing the essence of movement. So, grab your camera, set a slow shutter speed, and let the magic unfold in your photographs.

I love photography, as so many people look at images differently! I love seeing the photographer composition, the subject, and the thought behind the image.

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