Jan 6, 2007

Tips for Photographing Moving People

Two great articles can be found at Darren Rowse's digital Photography School website relating to photographing moving subjects-



The technical aspects of shooting motion are easy: a fast shutter speed (or the action or sports setting) will freeze motion, a slow one will introduce motion blur. Where you go from there makes the difference between a shot that merely documents and one that uses action to paint a scene or set a mood.


Up for some experimentation? We recommend you start with panning (as in golf, swing through the ball… er, click) and then try some nontraditional composition ideas. Our pals at DPS have a great post on each.


Mastering Panning
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/mastering-panning-to-photograph-moving-subjects/


Nontraditional Motion Shot Composition
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/leaving-space-behind-moving-subjects-composition/