I’ve been asked through messages from followers and amateur/beginner photographers, this question:
How to create motion blur effect in the water?
A couple of years back, I made this video in which I was explaining exactly that topic, here it is:
First of all, you need a camera that enables you to SET IT TO MANUAL
Then you need a TRIPOD or otherwise you could also put your camera on the ground or on a rock by the river.
After that, it all depends about the time of day, the amount of light available, the amount of blur that you want to get.. all these details are the variables that will affect how your image will come out.
You now need to set your camera to a SLOW SHUTTER SPEED, so that you allow the camera sensor to capture light for a longer period o time. In this way, that water will result blurred but everything else in the image will stay nice and sharp. If it’s a bright day, you have to consider using a FILTER so that it’ll hold the light back and you won’t end up with an over-exposed (too bright) image. With all this said, the best thing is to go out and practice, and see the results you’ll be getting. If you require more information, don’t esitate to do so by leaving a comment here below, or to contact me via the contact form/email.
Have fun with your camera, happy shooting and ..GOOD LUCK!
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