In order to achieve these shots, I first had to adjust the camera setting such as the shutter speed and aperture to achieve the blurriness that is displayed in three of the photos. However, it took some experimenting because increasing the shutter speed to much resulted in the photograph being to white and bright so there had to be a balance in the shutter speed and aperture. Also, it was crucial to have a tripod otherwise the model or subject would be blurry if the camera was being handheld. Lastly, the models had to be directed to perform actions at a certain speed. If the supporting person in the background or the subject spun around to fast or ran by to fast, then barely anything would be seen. Thankfully, the models had bright colors such as neon green and red to make the photographs more effective.
This photo is a good sense of motion with the frozen figure in the foreground with the blurred car in the background.
This is a good example of really active motion with both the figure and the background car blurred and sensing motion.
This photo has a good sense of motion with a frozen foreground figure but also a good sense of balance with the truck aligning perfectly with the figure.
This photo has the same sense of motion and alignment as the previous photo since the foreground is clear and the background figures are moving and blurred. The foreground figure sits in the middle space of the two moving background figures.
Had the subject stand still while letting cars go by them to get the background to blur. Shot with tripod.
Had the subject moving with a moving background to get both to blur. Shot hand held instead of tripod.
Shadow Clone Jutsu (Aka Photoshop magic)
To achieve the results of the shots above, my group used a speed lite with an umbrella attachment to spread more light out. I’ve also adjusted my settings by increasing the aperture and shutter speed.
Leading lines to create depth. Had the flash shooting down on her to light up her face.
Flash aiming right at her mixed with the flash that created this really nice tone on her face.
Really nice contrast that made the side of her face really pop.
In these three shots it took time and patience in order to get the exposure consistent with the background and environment, meanwhile to get the speedlight as well. The first shots does creates a little bit of a triangle near her nose and cheeks.