“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

–Wassily Kandinsky

CHAPTER 6

SHUTTER DRAG

The addition of movement or blurring can add a wonderful sense of drama to an image. When using a slow shutter speed—typically 1/30 or slower—(often) in combination with a flash, you can create an image with blurred light and a frozen subject. This technique is referred to as shutter drag. Many times you will see the technique used in long exposures at night, or in event photography, capturing kinetic subjects like athletes or dancing couples at a wedding. It can be used ...

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