Thursday, August 14, 2014

Challenge - Movement

Challenge Topic: Movement

Posting Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Online Background Information:

Additional Tips and Suggestions:
The exposure triangle is comprised of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. The part of the photography trinity that often gets overlooked is shutter speed. It’s time to get out of your comfort zone this month and explore ways to capture movement. If your camera has a speed priority setting, test it out for this challenge. Are you not sure about whether your camera has a speed priority setting? Then dig out your camera manual and check!

If you have a point-and-shoot camera and confirmed that you can’t adjust shutter speed, you can still do this challenge! Try panning techniques, freeze-frame a moving subject, or intentionally move your camera while taking the photo. If you are a more advanced photographer with a DSLR, you might want to explore the use of your camera’s continuous auto-focus feature and continuous drive mode. If you are comfortable with post-processing techniques, try adding motion blur to a photograph in the digital darkroom.

The links listed above provide a wealth of information and many examples on techniques for capturing movement. Please do some homework and take advantage of these learning resources!

Prepare one to three of your own photographic images that feature the subject of movement. You may use photos from your personal inventory or take new ones for this challenge. It’s your choice.

Please include any information or tips that may be of assistance to other participants (e.g., how you took the images, post-processing details, camera settings, what you learned). If you have more than one blog, please present your challenge photos on only one of them.

The linkup tool will be available the day before the challenge date (September 12) and a couple days thereafter. Don’t forget to set up a calendar reminder for yourself!


  1. Perfect timing for this challenge. My young nephews are starting fall ball games and I need all the help I can get! Thank you Donna, enjoy your day!

  2. Thanks, Donna, for hosting once again. This challenge was fun, fun, fun, and challenging, challenging, challenging!

  3. Donna, I too felt challenged this month - you are certainly keeping us on our toes.
    Love, love, love it! My favorite online party and seeing what everyone ones up with is so much fun.

    Thanks and hugs - Mary

  4. Thank you Donna for hosting this fun photo challenge, and thank you for visiting Return to Loblolly, your visit and comment is so appreciated. Hope to visit more. Can't hardly wait till next challenge Oct 11~Still Life, I'm gonna get practicing.

  5. whew...i nearly missed the party...story of my life...
    i will post my MOVEMENT in the morning.
    I hope you like it ......

  6. A great challenge - lots of interesting links - thanks.

  7. Thanks you for this amazing challenge, Madonna. :)
    I had so much fun with it...and I wish I could find more words other than THANK YOU for the encouragement you give me. I appreciate your kindness and sweetness so much. You make me want to try harder on the challenges you offer us ea month.
    Thanks for coming up with such a fun link party is one of my very favorites.

  8. This was so fun. I got to revisit some of my favorite photos

  9. Thank you again, Donna! I really need to come back and learn more about movement...I see lots of room for improvement. But I went with what I had with limited time and I figure that every little bit helps!

  10. Well of course I had a crazy busy weekend and totally forgot about puttting my contribution up on Friday or Saturday. Grrrrrr. But I am enjoying the others. I will still put mine up sometime this week. I'm so annoyed with myself.