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The Enthusiast's Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography, 1st Edition by Alan Hess

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28. CAPTURING MOTION

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THE SHUTTER SPEED controls how motion looks in your images. Up to this point we have talked about freezing action, but there are times when you might want to show motion in your images. To do this successfully, it needs to look like you captured the motion on purpose and didn’t just shoot a slightly blurry image by mistake. There are a couple of ways to do this and both take practice. The first method is to use a shutter speed that is fast enough to freeze some action but slow enough to allow some movement (Figure 28.1). This adds a dynamic feel to the image.

This method works best when the subject isn’t moving very much, ...

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