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Posts Tagged ‘blurry’

February 5th, 2011

Blurred Motion: Gimmick or Creative Tool?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Cassowary in rain forest, Australia
At one time, the gold standard of wildlife photography was a perfectly focused image, sharp and crisp, capturing a fleeting moment of nature in exquisite detail. Over the 30 years I have been photographing animals, it has become much easier to capture that kind of image with the increasing accuracy and speed of auto-focus and …
October 26th, 2010

The Lure of Blur

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Blurred leaves : Autumn
At some point, I suspect, every photographer looks at the brilliant colors of Fall, and wonders how to use them in a photograph. Especially, I might add, if it’s windy… In some conditions, it is simply impossible to get a sharp image of autumn leaves, so one is forced to resort to “creative blur.”  It …
September 2nd, 2010

Taking Chances

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) in wind, Norway
One of the great gifts of digital photography has been its encouragement of experimentation. With film, I would shoot a roll of film of a low-percentage shot (think wind-blown flowers) and then quit – just to save film. It was a total crap shoot whether you actually got something or not. Now, by contrast, you …
June 29th, 2010

Close to Home

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Foam and waterfall, Cascade Mountains
Writing pressures and family health issues have kept me uncharacteristically close to home this spring. But after a couple days in front of the computer, I typically rebel and head off to shoot something, if only for the day. Conditions yesterday were perfect : bright overcast and no rain – just what you want for …