Cat Jumping for A Treat
My cat, Darcy (from Pride & Predjudice) jumps on the hutch for a snack any time I walk in the kithen. I wanted to see how he jumped. I shot this in video mode, extracted the frames in Premier, then composited the photo in Photoshop. While it doesn't have all the blur I expected, it still an interesting study because cats are just cool.
Assignment: Dear creative Framers, this week we are going to see some action….but just a bit blurry. Our challenge, motion blur, requires some type of movement that is captured with your camera by utilizing what’s called a long shutter speed. Camera blur is often avoided in preference of sharp and in focus photos. This week, however, we are going to use motion blur to add a three-dimensional feel of movement to our photos. The shutter speed will generally be longer than a second but it really depends on the subject you are shooting. Note that the challenge should not be confused with an “out of focus” shot, or focus blur. What we are after here, is what’s called motion blur.