How to Find Suitable Places to Take Motion Blur Shots

Motion blur shots can make for amazing photography if you know where to take shots that will turn out well. This article will help you to find places suitable for getting great motion blur photos, so that you can practice with motion blur rather than avoiding it all the time!

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    Read wikiHow's article on how to blur the background of a photograph for some beginning tips on creating motion blur.
    • Have confidence - some of your amateur shots without knowledge may be as good as those when you've improved your ability to focus and blur on purpose!
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    Check the traffic at twilight or nighttime. Motion blur shots are particularly effective and mesmerizing at these times.
    • Other traffic can make great motion blur shots depending on your focus. Try getting down low with a skateboarder!
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    Follow fellow human beings. Wherever people are, there is usually movement, from the daily workers going home at set times, to kids running around in a park.
      1. Shopping the mall might provide some inspiration.
    • A skateboarder using the board as transport through a city space presents a good motion blur opportunity.
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    Follow a bird in flight. A bird that is near you in flight is a good choice for trying to capture a motion blur shot.
    • Hummingbirds are just waiting for a motion blur photo!
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    Visit a sporting game or racing event. There will be a lot of movement in sports matches and racing, making for great motion blur opportunities.
    • Bike races are an excellent choice.
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    • A focus on one racer can be very effective.
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    Take out your camera during a storm. The countryside, the seaside, or the roadside can all look amazing during a storm. Just be sure it's safe - keep out of lightning zones.
    • Shots blurred by rain are lovely when something distinctive and colorful can be discerned through the rain.
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    Visit the local theme park or fairground. With all the lights and mechanical rides constantly whirring about, you're bound to get amazing motion blur shots.
    • Always visit the merry-go-round for first rate motion blur shots.
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    Visit the playground. The energy of children is boundless. Enjoy it!
    • Be sure to check for energetic parents giving their kids a spin!
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    Take your camera along to concerts for some excellent motion blur moments. No longer do you need to feel disappointed about moving bodies and instruments – now your photography is art!
    • Look to other aspects of music for motion blur inspiration.
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    Have your camera handy as the train sweeps in or out. Trains, both subway, and above round, make for terrific motion blur shots
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    Prime your excited pets to be the next motion blur subject!
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    Always be on the lookout for an opportunity. Even the seemingly mundane can result in an amazing motion blur opportunity.

Things You'll Need

  • Camera (quality)


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