Subjects in Motion – Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go!

Camera Set Up

Set your camera to Shutter Priority (S or Tv) or manual exposure.

Set the camera’s drive mode to continuous.

Set the focus mode to servo, so you don’t have to wait for the lens to lock focus to take a shot.

Drive-by Shooting

How To Shoot... Motion Pictures - Drive-by

Taking pictures from a moving vehicle is another way to capture motion. The obvious mode of transport is a car (make sure you’re a passenger, not the driver!) but this (above) was taken from the bows of a boat on a sunny day, with the blue sky, and reflections of other boats, creating the colours.


You might be tempted to create your blur later, using your editing software.  However, the Motion Blur and Radial Blur filters in Photoshop look most realistic when used to enhance existing subject movement, rather than creating it from scratch.

  1. 1. How To Shoot... Subjects in Motion
  2. 2. Subjects in Motion - Know Before You Go
  3. 3. Subjects in Motion - Subject Movement
  4. 4. Subjects in Motion - Moving Water
  5. 5. Subjects in Motion - Panning a Moving Subject
  6. 6. Subjects in Motion - Moving the Camera
  7. 7. Subjects in Motion - Capture Wind Power
  8. 8. Subjects in Motion - Moving Clouds
  9. 9. Subjects in Motion - Slow-sync Flash
  10. 10. Subjects in Motion - Movement at Night
  11. 11. Subjects in Motion - Zoom Bursts
  12. 12. Subjects in Motion - Essential Gear
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