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  • Pete Robinson
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    December 31, 2019 at 9:28 pm #21876

    The theme for December is now closed

    The theme for January is

    Movement

    To celebrate the start of a new decade I’ve decided  to make the subject ‘Movement’. This is a flexible subject to give you the opportunity to be creative and interpret it as you wish. You can choose to freeze the subject or blur it depend on the effect you wish to achieve. We see movement all around us and we normally try to freeze it in our photographs. However, this can make our pictures static and eliminate the impression of speed. Using a slow shutter speed introduces blur and the effect of movement. How much blur depends on the subjects movement and the shutter speed. this is where you can take control of your camera to create a unique image.

    For some inspiration and advice have a look at the digital photography’s school article here.

    The way we now upload images has changed. To make it easier just resize your photograph as you would for a PDI competition. That is size it to fit in a 1600x1200px frame them it will neatly fit into the post. You have to type in some text first or the picture will fail to upload. Then click on the BROWSE button below to search your device for the picture. You can upload up to 4 images at a time. When you’ve finished uploading and adding your text press the SUBMIT button. See the illustration below for advice.

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

     

    • Pete Robinson
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      Posts: 1040
      January 6, 2020 at 9:50 am #21983

      I’ll kick off this month’s theme with this fun photo taken at a Crewe parkrun on Christmas day. I used a fast shutter speed of 1/800 in this case to freeze the action so the movement is implied.

       

    • Pete Robinson
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      Posts: 1040
      January 10, 2020 at 5:21 pm #22037

      Here’s a couple of photos of a waterfall showing the difference that a slow and fast shuter speed make. the blurry one was taken at 1/8 second and the sharper one at 1/640. Which do you prefer?

       

    • Pete Robinson
      Keymaster
      Posts: 1040
      January 18, 2020 at 6:16 pm #22147

      In this photo of the Stoke half marathon I used a slow shutter speed to give some blur in the runners. I hoped this would emphasize the action of the event.

       

       

       

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