OBJECTIVE: PAN TO STOP MOVING OBJECTS Panning is a photography technique that freezes moving objects while still creating motion blur in other parts of the photo. This technique takes lots of practice, not to mention hand eye coordination. To make it work, you aim your camera at your moving subject. And this is the important part: follow…

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OBJECTIVE: USE MOTION BLUR TO EMPHASIZE STILLNESS This assignment takes some practice to pull off, but it’s very rewarding once you get it. It also happens to reflect the way I feel many days: the snatched moment of peace and stillness amidst the chaos. Here’s how you pull it off: A tripod is a necessity. A subject…

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OBJECTIVE: INCORPORATE MIRRORS TO ADD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Yesterday we talked about reflections. And today, we’re going to look at a subset of reflections. Some photos show us a duplicate of what we are looking at: think of landscape photos with trees reflecting into a lake. In these photos, we can see both the trees and their reflection…

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OBJECTIVE: INCORPORATE REFLECTIONS INTO YOUR COMPOSITION Incorporating reflections into a photo is a fairly common photographic technique. You’ll often see them in photos that include mirrors or water. But really, reflections are all around us. And they can be used for so many different purposes in our photos. Reflections can be the subject of the photo.…

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