How do you suggest motion in an art form that freezes time? That is the challenge of the theme Moment & Motion.
In general, motion blur in a photo, which is achieved by dragging the shutter, indicates movement by the subject. I must admit, I still need more practice doing this photography technique. It’s tricky because you have to use a tripod or a mono pod (like this, not the selfie stick) to make sure that you keep the sharp parts in the picture in focus. Ironically, I don’t own a tripod yet. Also, there is a technique where the photographer pans the camera along with the moving subject. Check car racing photos and you’ll notice that the subject (the car) remains in focus while the background is blurred.
I’m featuring another photo from my collection of ballet performances. If not for the dress, it may seem that the woman in the photo is just standing on one foot. She’s actually doing a pirouette.
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