One of the features you will find in my Snapshots to Great Shots series is called Poring Over the Picture. In the beginning of each chapter are a couple of images from within the chapter itself that are blown up and given further detail on how I made the photo. This includes a narrative that gives a little background on the scenario surrounding the image. This past week I have been trying to finish up my next book in the series for the Canon Rebel T1i/500D. As I was working on the chapter called Moving Target I found a great shot that demonstrates the process of using a slow shutter speed to show motion. Here is a sample from the Poring Over the Picture section and the image that I used.
Poring Over the Picture
I can always depend on my local county fair for some unique photo opportunities. Each year I grab my camera and a couple of lenses and head off to the midway to capture some great images. This year I happened to be walking by the merry-go-round when I saw the operator standing vigil in the center of the ride. As the carousel started to turn, I set my camera on a fence and took several images in an attempt to show the spinning motion of the ride as it swirled around the operator. Luckily he cooperated by standing still and I got the shot I was after.
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