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Put a little motion in your photos – prefocus and slow speed.

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Slow shutter speed gaurantees visible motion in street photos.

Slow shutter speed guarantees visible motion in street photos.

In the digital age, it’s much easier to experiment and develop your own style.  You take the shot and then you instantly review the results.  Nothing could be easier than that, right?  With super accurate autofocus and precise metering DSLRs, one is in a position to take that perfect shot.  And stopping motion.  Try your hand at something just a bit different.  Try taking a shot where motion is an element of the picture.  In other words, you want to see motion.  It seems unnatural in some ways but you may find yourself taking flawed but still interesting photographs.  And motion-oriented photos do convey a feeling.

These photos were taken a couple of months ago with a Leica M8 and Carl Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8 lens.  I prefocused the camera and set the aperture speed at 1/45 and 1/60 sec.  I shot from the hip, through the viewfinder and then over head.  I can’t guarantee your results but you may find yourself taking photos that will be out of the ordinary.

The "hand-twirled" ice cream maker in motion.

The "hand-twirled" ice cream maker in motion.

Camera high overhead and prefocused.

Camera high overhead and prefocused.

Food on face.

Food on face.

Old school look.

Old school look.

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Written by leolaksi

January 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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  1. Nice shots!

    Just wonder if you had your ZM21mm 6-bit coded and whether you added UV-IR filter on it.

    Ming
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Ming

    April 5, 2010 at 7:05 am

    • Hi Ming,

      Sorry for the delay. Just got back from a trip to Japan. I didn’t permanently code the 21mm. I used a Sharpie laundry marker and the M-coder. It wears off but all you have to do is remark with the Sharpie. I did use the UV-IR filter. Leo

      leolaksi

      April 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm


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