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push: motion blur part 2

Another month for my contribution to the blog circle Push.  This is all about pushing our creativity as photographers.  But this month stumped everyone, including me!  The topic was “humanizing a non human” and collectively we decided to scrap it and allow each contributor to choose their own topic.  The only thing that came to mind were the extra images I wanted to share last month.  Now I’m so glad I stuck to sharing only two images from last month’s theme, Motion Blur.  It means I can have a part 2!

I have discussed the topic of motion blur/out of focus images with other photographers.  Do you include these in a family session?  Do clients like these?  Are we shooting these just for our own artistic needs?  Personally, I love them.  It pulls me toward a more fine art feel versus the standard family portrait.  And I recognize that this is where I feel my style going in the future.  But these particular images are personal.  My daughter was spinning and I loved the light coming from the trees in the distance and the movement of her hair.

If you are looking for some more inspiration, head back in the circle to Patty’s blog here or move forward to visit Cheryl’s blog here.  Hope to see you next month!

  • Patty - October 2, 2013 - 2:03 am

    Catherine, I love how your daughter seems so caught up in her world that she didn’t even notice you capturing her moment.ReplyCancel

  • donna beck - October 3, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Love the article and I couldn’t agree more…very creative!ReplyCancel

  • wani - October 3, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    love that first picture – definitely has that fine art / moody feel to it…excellent stuff 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Edith Levandoski - October 6, 2013 - 2:07 am

    So fun to try something new! Sometimes its good to try to convince clients to do something out of what they believe to be the norm….totally incorporate this into your sessions!ReplyCancel

  • Larianne - October 9, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    I like motion blur sometimes. I shot a volleyball game a couple days ago and wasn’t mad at all the blurred hands 🙂ReplyCancel

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