Ditch Auto Photography Challenge Week 4 Motion

Week #4 – Capturing Motion – Photography Challenge

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Continuing on in our weekly photography challenge, the goal this week is to capture motion. As I mention in the video, capturing motion can help convey meaning and emotion in your photo. You can freeze action or show movement. This week’s challenge is a technical challenge because I want you to use your camera settings to assist in capturing motion.

There are a couple of different ways to capture motion. You can freeze the action with a fast shutter speed. This often freezes everything in the frame including the background. You can also attempt to freeze just the subject by using a slightly slower shutter speed while you attempt to follow the subject as it moves capturing it’s motion while the background remains blurry.

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Here are a few photos containing motion that I have captured in the past. I will be out this week attempting to capture a new motion shot as well. I look forward to seeing what everybody comes up with.

Daytona 500 Thunderbirds

Canon 5D Mark III + 24-70mm 2.8L – 1/125th, f/18, ISO 250 (Unfortunately I did not have a telephoto lens on my camera. The Thunderbirds came fast and I had to react with what I had.

Hill Family Self Portrait

Sony a7RII + 50mm 1.4 Lens – 1/160th, f/5.6, ISO 250 (1 Strobe camera right) This was a self-portrait. I set the timer and ran.

Support Military Foundation Jeff Green NASCAR

Canon 5D Mark III + 70-200mm 2.8L – 1/1250th, f/3.5, ISO 100

Smash Cake & Run - Wedding Photo

Sony a7RII + 85mm 1.4 GM – 1/160th, f/2.5, ISO 2000 (Moments like this happen fast. You have to be ready for anything.)

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://gearandlight.com/ditchauto/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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