Workshop: Add Movement to your photography

Guildford Photography
Guildford Photography
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Most photographers try to avoid movement when they take their pictures. Todays workshop takes a different approach and looks to put the movement into your images using a variety of techniques for dramatic effect.

We will take photographs with movement, talk about movement within photography and explore situations where movement can add to the image.

The workshop is divided into three sections, covering a variety of techniques:

By following the subject as it moves, panning minimises movement of the (moving) subject while adding blur to the (static) background. This approach shows clarity of the subject but the background blur provides the feeling of movement. A great technique for sports photography.

The use of long exposure can completely change the feel of an image.
It can turn a crowded scene into an oasis of quiet, or a choppy sea into a flat smooth seascape. The options are only limited by your imagination and technical skills.
We will explore the use of slow shutter speeds with and without neutral density filters (including big stoppers) to create long exposure images.
A great technique for dramatic skies and smooth seas.

ICM is used to create artistic and unusual images.
Your camera movement is exaggerated by using long exposures to create dramatic effects. The type of movements we will be using include, vertical, horizontal, circular and zoom movements. All will be used to create an intentional dramatic change to 'normal' image.
A great technique for shaking up landscapes and creating artistic abstracts.

There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and to try out the techniques we will be looking at.

A variety of neutral density filters will be available during the session, which will fit many camera lenses. Please let me know the size of your lens filter and I will do my best to make sure you can try out the filters I bring.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in improving their photography. It will be most useful if you have a camera that has manual and semi-automatic settings. Suitable cameras include most mirrorless, bridge and DSLR cameras.

This workshop is not suitable for smart phone camera users (a dedicated workshop for iPhone photography will be held later in the year).

About your tutor:
Peter Merry has been teaching photography for a number of years, both to groups and on a one-to-one basis. He is a photographic judge for the Surrey Photographic Association and an active member of the Guildford Photographic Society.