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Photography-Capturing Motion Pictures

Updated on October 29, 2014

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Importance of photography

Photography has attended to many purposes since many years like, maintaining memories and documentation, exhibiting artistry and in enjoying it as hobby. Journalists use photographs to accompany their documentation and to speak out an important message from the document. Photographs help in reminding significant events of our past. Artists speak out their opinions through photography as a picture can be powerful enough to transmit the meaning of the words. Taking photography as a hobby and passion towards photography brings utmost joy to the photographer when everyday motions, various interesting expressions and fascinating paintings are photographed.

Photography is just not handling a camera in right position, looking at something through a camera and clicking the button. Photographic essence lies in having great thought and enough preparation, understanding the photographic course, and possessing knowledge on the impact of light and ingredients of the scenery on the photograph. Photography was proved as a creative subject by Bruce Barnbaum, who created certain methods of teaching creative photography.

Photography helps in focusing on our expressions and emotions. But, a photographer can perform it well by gaining knowledge on camera, computer and printer. The technical and scientific aspects of photography have to be mastered by the photographer ultimately to express a vision and emotion to create an artistic photograph.

Capturing motion pictures

Capturing a small part of life is photography and it may not be possible to predict the situation before and after the conditions portrayed in the photograph. Train moving on the tracks, running of dog and trees moving due to the wind can be captured by someone who knows a better way of presenting motion pictures. There are two basic requirements for a photographer to concentrate, in order to capture moving objects. In one type of a picture, few things have to be blurred to properly focus on the other elements. In other picture types, everything has to be blurred with one element focused properly.

Technical details of capturing motion picture

The speed of the shutter while taking a photograph plays a vital role in capturing moving objects. If the shutter is fast enough, the desired element is focused sharply. If the shutter is slow enough, the object moving will be blurred. The two main methods of capturing motion pictures are capturing blurred subject with focused background and capturing focused subject with blurred background.

Apart from the major techniques mentioned above, the total field of vision can be made to freeze or made to blur. If the main purpose of a photograph implies movement, the entire scene can be made to freeze to create a specific and unique picture. An example for this can be a moving bird in front of a waterfall. Freezing the entire picture can create a magnificent image. The shutter speed required for taking such a picture should be 1/1000th of a second.

Artistic photography includes capturing motion pictures while generating complete blurred images with the bright, contrasting colors and various shades. Another effective method of capturing moving objects is chrono photography. A feature in the camera called “continuous shooting” can be used to take series of shots and join them during post processing. The shutter speed can be set depending on the speed of the subject, distance between the subject and camera and the desired motion to be created in the photograph for the viewer. Recent cameras can allow freezing a scene using the shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. Experimenting with various shutter speeds at different situations can help in learning to capture better motion pictures.


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