Movement in Photography

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now you must say that that was certainly different! Last Wednesday’s meeting I mean – when we had a return visit from Derek Gale LRPS with his presentation: ‘Movement in Photography’. Now when I say return visit – he pointed out that the last time he spoke to us was xxxxx years ago – when the chairman was but a young lad!

The title really meant what it said on the tin too – ‘cos we covered a whole variety of ways in which movement can be transferred to the finished image. Derek started with movement of the camera – moving it up and down or from side to side during exposure giving vertical or lateral patterns. He went on to cover a whole plethora of methods – eg walking towards the subject during exposure – freezing speeding vehicles / people / animals etc with high shutter speeds or showing movement through slower speeds. Then of course there’s the sort of movement enhanced by Photoshop filters – and he showed those too! All the methods he suggested were well illustrated with his own excellent images.

An interesting evening – many thanks Derek! And what now? It’s switch off the image stabilisation (scary!) -  and ditch the tripods?  ………  or perhaps not!! But plenty of ideas for experimentation! Just watch out!


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