(1) By selecting shutter speeds slower than those that completely
freeze all the action in a scene, you may obtain blurring that will impart a
greater feeling of motion to your viewer.
For example, a picture of a
baseball pitcher may show his head and body in sharp detail while his
pitching arm is blurred, or a soldier running may be sharp except for his
legs. You may have to experiment and practice with this technique.
(2) "Panning," or following the action with the camera, will give you
a sharp image of the subject and create a blurred background. For example,
an aircraft on its takeoff or a crash vehicle speeding to the scene of an
(3) To get the feel of this method, practice with an empty camera.
Simply pivot at the waist, keeping the camera lined up on the passing
subject. Remember, these techniques require practice to master. Figure 1-5
Panning with a moving subject to stop motion