Machine gunners, Funland, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Usually, I’m trying to stop motion in photos of my children’s active lives. Slowing my shutter speed and steadying my hand to capture motion blur was a challenge for me this month. Please continue around our PUSH blog circle to see my friend Lisa‘s take on motion blur. Or, if you would like to take this ride backward, go to Catherine’s blog.
In her own world on a crowded and windy beach
Just one week to go in Project 52! Next up in the circle is my friend Julie Mak. Please check out her creative shot for this week HERE.
I’m not sure this counts as creative use of light. I was working with a crummy overcast day, so concentrated on framing and depth of field instead. Kate and I could not agree which version of the shot was better.
Kate’s preferred shot:
Please continue along the circle to my friend Lisa to see her creative entry this week.
We have reached the last month of Project 52, a year-long* study of light in its many forms that I have been pursuing with a group of amazing photographers from around the country. For August, rather than take on a new form of light, we are setting the terms a bit more loosely and using the technical skills we’ve built up in the past year to try some new creative directions. Summer is a great time to do something a little different, whether it’s using the rules to capture a creative vision, or breaking the rules altogether.
Normally when photographing kids in motion, I use a high shutter speed to stop the action and keep my subject in focus. But here I slowed down my shutter to get a sense of my soccer star moving through space.
Next up in the Project 52 circle is my friend Kim DuPree, a talented senior photographer from Texas. Please continue to her website here.
*full disclosure: nine months long for me. I’m a slow starter.