• Posted July 7, 2011 by Beth Viewed 239 times

remember that photography class I took recently? one of the tasks was to use shutter priority to get a picture of something moving while the background was blurred. I struggled to get a good shot so……… I took the opportunity to try again on my way to the farmer's market. I think I'm beginning to get it. Since Dan and Helen are doing challenges just wondered if anyone is up to this challenge:
can you take a picture of something moving that is in focus with background blurred?

ok so here is how I did this:
I set my ISO at 100, changed my setting to shutter priority (TV on the canon). I changed the shutter speed to 1/30 (or lower) and moved the camera in the direction of the car as it passed. This is called panning the camera. sometimes it even works.
If you have a point and shoot there may be a way to slow the shutter speed 1/30 or below

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    • # Helen

      I think you did a great job here. Panning is hard and takes practice. What sort of camera are you using? I found it was really difficult with my compact (due to shutter lag) but it's easier with an SLR.

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    • # Marsha

      That last one is great!!! No idea how to do it....can you give a little lesson?

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    • # Brenda Nelson

      Really cool experiment, Beth! I really like the "stopped action" of the cars in 4 & 5 Not me - I'm too old to learn anything new!

      2011.07.07 Reply Cancel

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