This weekend your challenge is to take and share an image with the theme of ‘Blur’ (as suggested by one of our Twitter followers @nzphotodude).
Most of us are familiar with photos that are a little fuzzy, blurry or ‘unsharp’ – yet there are times when Blur can be good and this challenge is to attempt to take some shots that use blur for good rather than evil!
To help you get started – here are a few articles that might be useful to you that explore some ‘blurry’ techniques:
- How to Capture Motion Blur in Photography
- Mastering the Zoom Effect
- Move Your Camera to Create Motion Blur
- Masting Panning – Photographing Moving Subjects
- Taking Unfocused Photos
- Slow Sync Flash
- A Beginners Guide to Capturing Motion in Your Photography
- How to Shoot Light Trails
- 15 Stunning Images Using Blur to Portray Movement
- 13 Examples of Great Photos When Being Out of Focus Makes the Shot
- When Blur is Good in Photography
It’s up to you what type of blur you’re going to go for (and we’re pretty broad in our definition of blur) – whether it’s motion blur, blur from focus (or lack of it), camera shake blur…. feel free to take what ever approach you like – just have some fun with it!
We’d love your shot to be a new one – don’t just share old shots, this challenge is about inspiring you to grab your camera and use it!
Once you’ve taken your photos – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.
If you tag your photos on Flickr, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSBLUR to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.