Life through the Lens (18 April 2021)

Image showing a silhouette of a xamera

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

I once took my daughter to race day, specifically to practise this type of photography.

I took probably a thousand photos, most were binned, but there were a few good ones. Do you see how the car is pretty crisp in the frame, but the background and the wheels are blurred? To suggest motion?

You do this by opening the shutter just a little while longer, but you have to move the camera while you’re shooting, to track the moving car. Most of my images ended up just blurry all round, but that’s the beauty of digital photograpdy – being able to take a pretty-much unlimited number of duff photos just for that one good pic.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

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