Travel Sunset Photography Tip
While travelling, I wanted to give you one more little trick from this photoshoot using this point and shoot camera. The sun has gone down, it’s getting quite dark now and I’ve been playing with this little point-and-shoot compact camera to see what I can do. It’s quite amazing.
Highlights from this video:
0:21 What you can do with a point-and-shoot camera
0:30 Dragging the shutter
1:05 Image showing movement and sharp focus
Dragging the Shutter Technique
I photographed my daughter jumping in front of these clouds as we’re catching the last rays of sun. I want to show you a little method called “dragging the shutter.”
Very Slow Shutter Speed
It’s when you go with a really slow shutter speed. I’ve put this camera on to time value (Tv) or shutter priority mode and I’ve adjusted the shutter speed down (slow).
I’ve gone from 1/100 sec and went all the way down to 1/13 sec or 1/15 sec, which is really slow, and I’m also using the flash. I got my daughter to move and jump around and do a little ballet pose. What it does is, it creates this unusual image where you got movement in the images and part of the image still.
Add Fill Flash
The really slow shutter speed captures all the movement as shown by the blurring of the image and the flash fires where it actually sharpens part of the image that the flash captures. That is because the flash fires at a very high speed (short burst of light) – which means it freezes part of the subjects that it touches.
So that’s what you call dragging the shutter. What do you think of these images? They’re quite cool. They’re really slow shutter speed images with a flash.
This Brent, have a great day!
Great technique Brent, but I can not see how on earth you achieved that LAST image. Did you zoom before firing the flash? Did you use gauze or an effects filter over the lens?
Surely it must be a double exposure of some kind?
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That is really CLEAVER. brilliant, and I wonder if I can do that Cheers Brent, I feel priviledged to receive your emails And tell me what is that very short lens that you screw on looks like a Wide Angle
That is awesome I can’t wait to try this out. As always brilliant work. Thanks
Hi Brent, thanks much for the clip, i’m going to try it at once. My wife and I were pleasantly and greatly surprised by the surprise ending lololol. Good stuff.
very cool. I can’t wait to try this.
Thanks Dennis. You will have a lot of fun trying this out. Brent