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13th of February 2007 (Tue), 20:34
I was playing around with the blurring..and I set up the fstop and stuff..but the camera movement must be slight, am I correct?
When I moved the camera too much the entire picture was too blurry.
13th of February 2007 (Tue), 23:00
No movement at all it is just by stopping down your camera as far as it will go. try moving the subject further from the background with the lowest Fstop your lens will allow. You just need to play with your gear and learn where the sweet spot is.
13th of February 2007 (Tue), 23:09
Set flash to fire on second curtain.
13th of February 2007 (Tue), 23:12
If you are trying to blur the background with camera movement, but have the subjects sharp, you are probably trying to do some shutter dragging. It will only work well in darker places, and you have to set your exposure so your subjects are dark but the background highlights still come through. Then you rely on your flash to light up your subjects and your camera movement will blur the background. Careful though, strong highlights will blur right into your subjects if you move too much!
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 01:00
Yeah, Lloyd is spot on except remember to set your flash to 2nd curtain sync as tazzman said. Good luck! It's a great technique when done correctly and MODERATLEY.... :)
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 07:29
back to practicing more...My son is my guinea pig..he hates it.
Thanks again...figured I had time and snowed in, so why not practice a few things to get them down.
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