Intentional Camera Movement – The Ocean

  • Intentional Camera Movement – The Ocean

On the same morning in which I chased an amazing dawn and came away with photos of a lone clammer, I decided to try my hand at a new (for me) technique – intentional camera movement.  To do this, I adjusted the settings to get a slightly slow shutter speed and swept the camera across the ocean while ‘dragging the shutter’.  The result was a bunch of strange looking images and one really neat one.  The ocean was very calm on this morning and with this attempt, I managed to capture the ripples in the water while instilling motion in the clouds all while somehow capturing the soft glow of dawn.  Granted this was one of 30 or so frames and I must have looked like an idiot repeatedly moving my camera across the horizon but I think it was worth it…

By | 2016-11-06T12:06:18+00:00 April 11th, 2012|Categories: Beach|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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  1. CabTreadway April 11, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Do you sweep handheld, or rotate the ballhead (I think you use a ballhead…). Very cool.

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