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Assignment 5Water in Motion

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.”

—Annie Leibovitz

Purpose: Practice Shutter Speed.

In a still photograph there are two kinds of action: frozen and blurred. While it is important to know how to freeze, or stop action, it is equally important to realize that blurred action is one way to depict motion in a still image. In fact, the crisp, sharp images you get when you use a fast shutter speed don’t often create a sense of movement.

While it may be counter-intuitive to blur photographs of rushing water, it is often the most pleasing way of photographing it.

FIGURE 5.1

FIGURES 5.2–5.7

For this assignment, you will need to locate ...

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