Life is often extremely fast-paced. If you’ve ever tried shooting images of your kids playing in the yard, sports action or even your favorite music band on a stage you know what we are talking about, as you may have faced the dilemma of choosing the right shutter speed in order to avoid a completely blurred image. But to know how to freeze motion becomes amazingly useful, as you can capture images you would never be able to see with your human eyes because, while the human eye can’t detect every single frame, the camera does.
Luckily, shutter speeds, advanced camera settings or missing the perfect moment have never been a problem with Shutta App. However, the 5 following tips can help you to capture the right photo for the Freeze #ShuttaMission and, in consequence, to take home an awesome TomTom Bandit 4K Action Camera!
1. Slow-motion mode
The slow motion videos are a pretty recent trend brought by high end smartphones. If you have one of those premium smartphones, this is the perfect occasion to use their slo-mo feature. By recording a video at a higher resolution and frame rate, you will be able to pull out a perfectly defined photo with a greater visual and emotional impact.
Needless to say, lighting is a key factor in creating a successful image. However, in this kind of photography becomes twice as important, because better light conditions mean higher shutter speed, which at the same time means we will get a sharper image after scrolling through our video and choosing the best frame on Shutta.
3. Right subject
Is there a difference between a photo of a motorbike wheel waiting at a traffic light and a spinning motorbike wheel but frozen? The answer – none. Even though the procedure of taking the photo was excellent, the subject wasn’t the right one. In this kind of photography, becomes important to learn how to choose the subject as there are ones that work better than others, for example someone jumping off a swing or an insect in flight.
4. Right moment.
The next step is to choose the right moment, the right frame. But how? Easy. Imagine now someone cliff diving. Which would be a more interesting photograph, that person still thinking whether to jump or not, or he or she already in the air? Obviously the second one, because the purpose of freezing motion is to keep showing movement.
This photography technique is used to create a look where an object in motion appears in focus and remains sharp, while the background becomes blurred. To carry it out, you need to turn off your auto focus first, and start recording while following the movement of the subject with your camera, from left to right or right to left, but not towards or away from you. If you succeed, you’ll obtain a photo in which the object is perfectly isolated from the surrounding.
This series is a continuation of my research of manipulating paint with different natural forces. In the “Black Hole” series, it was centrifugal force, that shaped the paints into colorful carousels. This time I used air pressure to create what I call “liquid jewels”.
The structures you see are modeling balloons covered with paint right after they have been pricked with a needle. The air inside the ballon expands explosively, throwing the paint in all different directions. What I particularly love about the images is that if you look closely, you can see, how the individual shades start to mix with each other, blue and magenta becomes violet, red and yellow becomes orange…within a few microseconds, the paint forms into the most beautiful color combinations…and then its gone again. What remains is the capture of that firework of colors, frozen in time…