Motion blur is frequently used to depict the sense of speed of a subject in motion. One can achieve this effect in a scene by setting the camera at a slow shutter speed. Moreover, one may use Adobe Photoshop to give this effect to even a frozen motion picture.
THOUGH AT times, motion blur pictures may look unnatural and unprofessional, and interesting at the same time. The occasion for photographing motion blur pictures is during sports or other fast-moving events. As an example of a motion blur picture, the inset photograph taken in Jaipur shows the blur in the blades of a fan depicting its rotary motion.
Another situation that provides the opportunity is waterfalls and fast-moving rivers. The effect of fast-moving water turns out to be that silky smooth blur and an interesting image.
If one makes use of longer exposure with a neutral density filter, the blur becomes all the more interesting. For creating a bright photo of low-light in motion or to create motion blur for moving elements in a photograph always use long exposure setting on a tripod.
Try your hand on long exposure pictures of moving objects during day and night to create very interesting photographs. It can be used, for example, to create a bright photo in low-light conditions or to create motion blur for moving elements in a photograph.