Movement in photography

Photography to explain how to use long exposure to capture emotion

With long exposure you can show the emotion, action

When you take a picture, you “froze” the scene. Imagine a street crowed of people. If you choose a high time exposure, you can see all the face, details, etc. It depends that you want to express its perfect.

But, if you want to show action, activity or movement, to freeze a scene it’s not the solution for this.

When I took this photo I was in a festival.

These trains let children and adults travel over it. People enjoy doing this, it’s funny, faster , I think that you understand that I’m talking.

I decided that I want to create photography with a lot of action. I was standing front of one of this train, that was stopped. I knew that the other train past very quickly. I believe that contrast between something static and something on movement transmit the idea of dynamism.

When you want take photos like this, you must use long exposure techniques, normally no more than ½ seconds are necessary, for this you must pay attention at:

  • Be careful with overexposure some parts of the photography, if you are on a sunny day, use a low ISO, small aperture or if it’s required some ND filter.
  • If you use a long exposure, the photos can be unfocused. To avoid this, you can use a tripod, but sometimes it’s not possible. My advice it’s be quite when you push the button, try not move or if you can lean on column, wall, etc.
  • Remember use vibration reducer if your camera or lens had.

The EXIF information from this image are:

  • Olympus E-M5MARK 2
  • Olympus lens M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 at 25mm
  • F 20.0
  • 1/6 seconds
  • 100 ISO

And that’s all, thanks for reading.


About David Cucalón

About me: I began to make shots in 2008, with Olympus E-510. I like a several kinds of photos, but my favourites are motorsport, first plane, macro and urban shots. I think that digital age make more easy and accessible photography for a lot of people. I’m expect you enjoy with my gallery and feel free to make constructive critics. Welcome to my world. Sobre mí: Empecé a tomar fotografías en el año 2008, con una Olympus E-510. Me gustan diferentes tipos de fotos, pero mis favoritas son competiciones automovilísticas, primeros planos, macros y ciudades. Pienso que la era digital ha hecho más fácil y accesible la fotografía a muchas personas. Espero que disfrutes con mi galería, y siéntete libre para hacer críticas constructivas. Bienvenido a mi mundo
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