Maple Tree in Motion

November 06, 2013  •  1 Comment

A few years ago in the Understanding Exposure class with Bryan Peterson, I learned the technique of intentional camera movement and specifically how to make attractive compositions with fall trees. The technique is to set the camera to a very slow shutter speed and then point the camera up into the trees and then press the shutter and at the same time twist the camera. Sometimes it's too bright to get a slow enough shutter speed for the blur and in that case you have to use a neutral density filter to block out some light.

Generally I find this technique works best when there is a blue sky, a lot of color in the trees, and I experiment a lot with different speeds of twisting. Don't try this technique if you a drunk!

 


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Pamela Gregory(non-registered)
I LOVE this Guy! Such a beautiful technique. Thank you for explaining how you did it! Very impressive! Your talent and passion for photography is so evident here. :)
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