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what to expect

I'm going to set up macro and other subjects for you to photograph in the conference room. I'll have soft box lighting, window light, light boxes, reflectors, and professional backdrops to work with. We'll practice with flowers, feathers, tree branches, and much more. I'm having a blast finding subject matter at craft stores! 

If the weather cooperates, we can all go outside and photograph moving subjects while panning our cameras for creating next level imagery. 

Creative camera movement

Saturday January 13, 2018

Charleston, SC

Hampton Inn and Suites West Ashley

678 Citadel Haven Dr. Charleston, SC 29414

There is not a block of rooms reserved. You may stay wherever you wish.

9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.


If you want to take your creativity to the next level, join me for a full day of fun and practice with the fascinating technique of camera movement. After a presentation discussing the specifics of manual mode, shutter speed, subject matter, and lighting, we'll spend the rest of the day practicing our skills. We're going to work on zoom blurs, panning blurs, combining blurring with flash, compositional and backgroun considerations, and more. This technique is much different than my usual "long exposure" images. In that situation, a tripod is essential and your goal is to blur what's moving while maintaining perfect focus on what is still. This, however, is all about adding movement to something that is NOT moving to achieve a creative effect.


what to bring

  • Digital or film camera
  • Zoom lens (for zoom blurs) Any focal length will do but you may have more luck in the 100-300mm range.
  • Macro lens or diopter/close up lens...not required but helpful.
  • Tripod
  • Remote Release or know how to use your 2 second timer.
  • Memory cards
  • Coat/jacket if we go outside
  • Computers are not necessary but I may show some editing if time allows.