Slow Shutter

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Circular motion, handheld.

 

There are so many ways to use a slow shutter speed for creative effects. Today  I set up a white piece of foamcore behind some flowers held by a plamp.

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Up and down, texture overlay

 

Then I moved the camera handheld up, down, around… all different motions.

You get all different effects. Since I enjoy creating greeting cards, I did some where I had plenty of white space too.

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I also put the camera on a tripod and moved the flower with my hand in some of the images.  Generally I’m shooting at 100 ISO with 1/3 second and f/8. My lighting was from an overhead tungsten bulb and two softboxes’ modeling lights… no flash.

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4 thoughts on “Slow Shutter

  1. Nice looks to the flowers. Thanks for sharing your settings and techniques. This will go on my must try list for 2016.

    • Sue,

      Thank for your note…. wishing you a wonderful and creative 2016!

      The possibilities are endless with this technique and nice surprises from the experimenting. Try different backgrounds too. I like using the white so I can add overlays afterwards much of the time.

      Susan

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