Movement is always something that’s tricky to capture in photography. The challenge exists in almost any photographic discipline, except perhaps macro and scientific photography. But when it comes to the arts and sports, you can achieve great results and also produce truly great images that convey the sense of movement. There are several ways to achieve movement in photography – including a compositional quality that can be defined as “Dynamism”. Movement in photography is related to the way the gear is set and also how it is manipulated. Long exposures convey movement by capturing everything in the sensor, when shutter speeds are less than 1/60 of a second. Dynamism is a more subjective quality, and is apparent when an image merely suggests movement or rhythm; sometimes we can perceive this in super-frozen images. It has been said that motion happens in our hands, when shutter speeds are slower than 1/60 of a second. Using telephoto lenses handheld can cause more vibration in the hands than wider-angle lenses. There's even a formula that says that if you’re shooting with a 400mm lens, you should shoot at settings faster than 1/400 of a second. If you're getting a little bored or stuck in your photography routine then we have an answer for you, The Creativity Catalogue. It's the perfect way to get you outta that rut!
The Best Way To Explain The Whole Movement Phenomena:
Grab a toothpick and hold it still; you'll see that the vibration and the tip is almost null. Now grab a pencil: see the vibration? Now try it with a broomstick: the movement will be crazy and uncontrollable. The final results of slow shutter speed photography are completely unpredictable to a certain extent, but still we can make certain distinctions in that great world of photography. So let's dive straight in and look at some different styles of capturing movement:
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Blurred context and still subjects
Many images lend themselves to long exposures. For this kind of photography, things can be done with handheld gear or with a tripod, but you have to ensure that at least one of the elements in the context remains still. This is commonly found in lovely urban landscapes, where chaos and motion blend together in an endless stream of activity. Even though everything is moving, typically you can find one or two people standing still, minding their own business, or waiting for something. This is common at subway stations.