Motion Blur

I have wanted to broaden my picture taking abilities by stepping beyond what I know how to do, and experiment with different settings, lighting scenarios, etc…. And one thing that I’ve never really done much of is use motion blur in pictures. I have always kinda been of the mind that if your picture is blurry 1) You need to lower your aperture, and/or 2) Raise the shutter speed. I’ve never liked pictures that were blurry from motion blur, but I’m starting to see how it can be used to your advantage to create a whole new distinct picture….


A picture with settings I am comfortable with:

f/5.6, 1/1250 sec.

f/5.6, 1/1250 sec.


A few pictures of the same subject when I am trying to use motion blur:

f/29, 1/13 sec.

f/29, 1/13 sec.

f/29, 1/13 sec.

f/29, 1/13 sec.


As I have said, I am experimenting and these pictures are no where near perfect. Do you have any tips? If so, please comment! If not, still feel free to comment! I’d love to hear from ya!


Tags: , , , , ,

About Wyatt VanDePol

Son, Brother, Nikon photographer, Beekeeper, Pianist, Artist, Coffee lover, Good book lover, Cross Country runner, and WordPress blogger.

Please Comment! You know you want to!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Ozark Mountain Preparedness, LLC.

Outdoor Survival Courses in NW Arkansas - Seeking a Generational Harvest

Confessions of a Fotographer

a look into my lens

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.


chi khong photography

The PhotoNaturalist

Adventures in natural history photography with Sparky Stensaas

amare vitam

capturing southwestern saskatchewan and beyond through my lens

%d bloggers like this: