Photo 181 Motion Demo

Today in my class we did a demonstration on how to capture motion in photography. I had the students brain-storm the ways to show/shoot motion…Motion Blur, Freeze Action, Panning/Trucking, Zooming, Light-Painting etc. Then we went to the studio and shot some students riding skateboards around the room…

Blur Motion…

While these are not exactly the height of creative expression, they are a few photos from class and (hopefully) helped demonstrate the ideas to my Photo 181 students…

Panning…

I’m glad I can count on at least one student per class bringing a skateboard. I had them ride for a little while then traded places and let them shoot while I rode around the studio…

Different Motion Blur…

I had the students make sure the background remained sharp while the subject moved through the frame. Blur does not mean out of focus or poorly composed…

A better panning shot that shows the class shooting…

I had fun, hopefully the students did too (I think they did)

Light painting…

I bet you wish you were in my class in college, my students get to play with fire works…

No tripods but it demonstrates the point…

Having to teach  basic/into photography has really helped my understanding of the technical side of the medium. When you have to explain the idea of Depth-Of-Field, for example, to a group of people it really makes you think critically about what goes into creating that effect. While I hope to be entertaining and educational for my students, teaching this class has/will continue to help my photography.

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One response to “Photo 181 Motion Demo

  1. Pingback: Panning For Gold…Photo 181 Motion Demo Followup | Taylor Mahoney Photography

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