Photography On-the-Go: 5 Shots to Take Advantage of Commuting


Many among us live double lives -- a member of the labor force by day, a passionate go-getter by night. it's difficult to break into the art world when you need money -- so most of us keep our creative lives as hobbies. For the photographer, he can do a little bit of both simultaneously.

There's no excuse -- the photographer is compelled to take opportunities as they are fleeting. The photographer's output is mostly momentous. So perhaps, when you're on your way to the office, or when you''re about to go home, how about taking that camera out for a second?

Preview image was taken from the video.

2018-01-15 #tutorials #videos #street-photography #tipster #commute-photography


  1. akula
    akula ·

    No real instruction here, for example, you will need to use a shutter speed of about 1/15th or a second to get the blurred movement. The silhouette was not shot under the lighting conditions shown and you will need to take that DSLR off it's auto setting - phony.

  2. flamingoid
    flamingoid ·

    @akula True but the parameter that matters most is the angular distance to the moving object, i.e. how much the angle of the subject changes in relation to the optical axis of the lens, in the period of time the light from the subject is allowed to fall on the film. In other words, the closer you are, the blurrier it will be at any given shutter speed. Contrarily, you can freeze the motion of a train with 1/15'' if it is far enough.

  3. akula
    akula ·

    @flamingoid you are quite right, I was thinking of the specific situation of using a 50mm lens with 35mm film and a full crop - a DSLR, set on manual control might be the best choice to find the effect one is looking for - experiment and play with the settings

  4. flamingoid
    flamingoid ·

    100% agreed for manual control. Unless time is a factor (sports photography for instance), I reckon shooting manually is always beneficial.

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