Tip of the Week: Blur Can Be Good Too


Photograph/Krupali Raiyani

We often strive to shoot tack sharp photos, but blur can be good too. It signifi es movement and adds a sense of chaos, drama and vibrancy to a scene that may otherwise be static and boring. Give yourself an exercise. Use only a slow shutterspeed, whatever subject you may be shooting. Use blur to your advantage, whether you are shooting moving subjects, static landscapes or even self portraits! If you are forced to think like this, you will start experimenting with various techniques, and really understand the dynamics of blur. You can keep the camera on a steady surface and capture the blur of a subject moving past the frame. You can also pan the camera in the direction of the subject’s motion. Or, just shake the camera to introduce any random blur in the frame!