A picture is not than “grabbing” or “freezing”a moment. It has to reflect the moment, reflect the emotion, the happening. Composition and light are the base but rendering movement makes it dynamic and living. It almost makes the viewer part of the moment, it draws the viewer in. The viewer is not longer a spectator but becomes a participant, part of the moment. A blur is sometimes more telling than a razorsharp image as the emotion of the moment felt as a blur and details were secondary, were obliterated, by the feeling.
Motion is the essence of life, it is the main part of the word e-motion. When something really grabs us, don’t we say that we were “moved” by it ? Motion reflects emotions.
And yet, a blur or smear is not always needed. Sometimes the angle, light and composition alone are enough for the subject to convey the e-motion. A picture has to render, convey the emotion of the moment without freezing it. But that’s the art of photography, expressing the feeling, the emotion of the moment and thus capture them to become memories to share and cherish. A photographer does not see the reality, he sees poetry and emotions.
Enjoy and looking forward hearing from you.
Andre C. Hulstaert
Photography in Motion
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