Many people associate movement in photography with fast moving subjects. But movement or blur, with intention, of slower or still subjects can turn out brilliant. I believe a photographer must be able to control her/his photographs. When I take a portrait I always focus on the eyes of my subject. When doing street photography, however, I do not have control over people’s action so I concentrate on framing the shot first for composition and then decide whether I want to use the camera as a tool to stop the movement or to emphasize it. Visualizing the potential of the scene/frame is key to getting all the elements in place as I shoot. To emphasize motion I set the camera on a low shutter speed and take shots so that the longer exposure time captures the moving subject. On and off I have played with this “style” of blur and the quirks related to it. Using a technique to obscure can add a painterly aspect to a photograph. It can also bring about an intangible or elusive feeling- whether it is frank or “natural” photographs or creating a more abstract feel of a place and time. Which may reflect my view on life… mysterious and abstract…. unfathomable.
These are great shots: I especially like the cook in his hole in the dinner and the Chinese man pushing his bike. Super.
yes — those are two favourites. i think i really captured fleeting moments.
Your artist within is coming out and growing into new mediums. It looks like a natural path for you.
i’m trying. i’m looking. i’m doing. i’m moving. slowly.
Love especially China, Florida and Maine, Masterpieces and inspiriting for my own work !
you are very sweet. masterpieces? no. but it is so very nice to hear that my work inspires you. that is a very high compliment and i humbly thank you.
Interesting.Never thought about it since I am not a photographer.But the bike man pic is super.The others make me feel a bit uncomfortable,I can’t focus,so I feel a bit disoriented and as if my contacts have fallen out.The sky is great as it makes me feel calm as if I am drifting.And yes,I know I haven’t blogged since we came back.I am still horribly in limbo…
Interesting feedback. I did not realise that the photos are disorienting since I do not feel that.