Copyright Scott Bourne 1992 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 1992 - All Rights Reserved

If you want to bring your landscape photos to life, move them. Well, move your camera at least.

Motion has long been used in landscape photography. Think of all those beautiful Ansel Adams waterfall shots you’ve seen.

Here are a few tips that can help you find motion in your pictures.

1. Using a continuous autofocus mode improves your chances of “focus tracking” when you move your camera.

2. Panning is always a very sure bet to cause motion in your photos. Using slow shutter speeds around a 30th of a second at ISO 200 will help cause blur.

3. Slow shutter speeds help make water look like cotton candy.

4. Don’t forget zoom blurs. Try zooming in or out as well as panning side to side. If you want to get really freaky, try combining a pan with a zoom blur :)

5. Use a tripod to stabilize your camera while panning and zooming for best results.


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