The world is in motion all around us. Kids play, run, ride bikes. People walk, jog, drive cars, race cars, play sports. Animals fly, jump, eat, trot. Mechanical objects swing, swirl, spin. Even plants move in the wind. Assignment 20 is on Motion Photography. I will be looking for your best efforts in the art of motion photography.
Motion photography is the intentional blurring in a still image to show movement. While happy accidents happen to everyone, the best motion photographs are made intentionally by the photographer. For more motion photography examples, click the link below.
In Motion Photography
As in the other assignments, do not send me your photos. What I would like you to do is post them on your blog, flickr, Google+ or other photo sharing site, personal website or any place on the Internet where you can place a link to it here by making a comment to this blog entry. Then, we can all visit those sites and enjoy everyone’s Motion photos.
Please, have your photos posted on or before Midnight (your time zone), Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Might be a good time to start up a blog or join a photo community like flickr. As I have done for all the Assignments, I will put together a recap with my comments.
If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them. I would appreciate it if you would help spread the word about this assignment so we can get lots of people to participate. Blog it, Tweet it, FaceBook it, Google+ it, email it and talk about it to your fellow photographers, bloggers, friends, strangers and family. Thank you!
I could not settle on just one image, but you did inspire a full post.
Motion blur is not the easiest thing for a novice photographer. Here’s my shot at panning.
Here is one….this was a panning shot put into black and white:
I will do my best to participate this time around. Seems like a lot of things are more sluggish than full of motion this summer!
A G+ Photographer took a motion photo of a snail. It was fantastic. I know you can find something moving between a snail and let’s say a hummingbird. 😉
Tough one, Scott! Like Karma, I’ve been enjoying a lazy summer but I will keep a lookout for some motion. Hope it don’t interfere with my gettin’ my tan on. 😉
I got plenty of Sun when I was at Watkins Glen photographing speeding race cars. 🙂
Panning was more difficult than I expected it to be! Of course, it took me awhile to realize that I was overdoing it on the exposure. And I loved your motorcycle shot from the examples
Golden Hour Joy Ride by Natalie Bell
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Scott, would you believe every single time I try to photograph a bird in flight I think of you and your previous posts explaining panning. I would never have thought of moving the camera before I read it here on your blog. I’ll try to see if I can produce anything worthwhile for your assignment. Even if I don’t, please know that, thanks to you, I’m still trying 🙂
Amy-Lynn, I will be routing for you to get a good bird in flight photo! Good luck and look for other types of movement in Nature, too.
Hi Scott, this is my contribution.
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Hi Scott – I found some things in motion, with inspiration from the comment you left me in another post. http://karmardav.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/things-with-wings/
Here’s mine! The assignment was fun, as always… http://photoaspire.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/motion/
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Fantastic stuff everyone! Look for the recap next week.
Here is my post with lots of Horsepower Motion.
Thanks for putting out these challenging assignments Scott. I havent had time/inspiration for blogging lately, but your assignments needs action. So here is my contribution:
May you all enjoy the summer.
A day late but hopefully not a dollar short! Not the image I had in mind but as you commented on my blog it is water in motion… 🙂
Thanks again for challenging us with your assignments Scott!
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