Capture movement creatively
Wide lens apertures aren’t the only way to produce blur – the other big factor is movement
01 STATIC SUBJECTS
Not everything in the scene will move at the same speed, and some things won’t move at all – like these rocks and cliffs. As long as you use a tripod to keep the camera still, the static elements will stay sharp however long the exposure.
02 MOVING WAVES
The waves are constantly washing in and out during the exposure so they blur into a soft mist. They’re moving quickly, though, so you can blur them with an exposure of around one second – though longer exposures give a smoother look.
03 MOVING CLOUDS
The movement of clouds is much slower, and they appear stationary during this onesecond exposure. To show movement in clouds you need to increase the exposure to a minute or more, turning them into streaks of colour and tone.