Motion

From the Archive: Pittsburgh International

I’ve been thinking about capturing motion lately as it relates to photography. It is binary. There are only two options. There is either motion or there is none. Another binary about motion is where it occurs. It can only be the subject or the camera in motion. Combining the codes gives the photographer exactly four options when composing an image with motion. The real skill and art in capturing motion comes in the prediction to what degree the motion is emphasized in an image. It gets even finer when that emphasis is finessed and used as a statement to communicate an idea as well as evoke a reaction from the viewer.

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