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How can I reduce motion blur in film photos without good lighting?

I use an Olympus om10 to shoot at Mavs games and I use Fuji film 400! Recently I’ve been taking in game photos but unfortunately the pictures haven’t been turning out so well! Here is an example ...
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Let Canon EOS M6 prefer <1/100 exposure time with slightly higher ISO?

I frequently get motion blur with my Canon EOS M6. I noticed that the camera usually automatically choose very low ISO and a slow shutter: Example EXIF: 18mm f/3.5 1/80 sec ISO 100 (mode was ...
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Taking pictures of moving objects in low light indoor settings without shake. Canon Rebel T7

I'm sort of new to photography and have been successful taking great photos during the day with good light. But anytime that I am indoors/outdoors with low light I can't seem to keep the image in my ...
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How do I get rid of unwanted motion blur?

I've got a fairly old (December 2007) photo of a train, which looks quite blurry because it ran too fast for the shutter speed (1/125") of my Olympus E-400 (@ ISO 320 & f/7.1): I can't retry ...
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Why are War Photographers able to take pictures that seemingly violate the exposure rule?

A lot of historical war photographs I've seen are capable of recording the subject in sharp detail despite the subject being in blazingly fast motion, at the same time having little to no depth of ...
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multi-strobe-like motion blur outdoors?

This photo (cropped here) appears on p. 48 of the October 2020 issue of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Sport Aviation magazine. The upper blade of the propeller shows the motion blur that is ...
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What is the max. exposure time when using an iOptron Pro mount with a EOS 70D & telephoto lens?

I've recently replaced my old Vixen Polarie mount with an iOptron Pro for photographing deep-sky objects. However, when trying to make a shot of the M 101 galaxy, all the objects on my pic were motion-...
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How to have motion blur only behind the subject?

Motion blur can be used to give the impression of speed, but it affects both the front and the back of the moving object: Drawings instead show a trailing blur with sharp leading edges: Is there any ...
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Why is there motion blur at the edge of photos?

I’ve noticed a problem that has appeared recently with my Nikon D7200 and 18-140mm kit lens. When I take photos of distant objects, I get what looks like a motion blur at the edges. I have looked up ...
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How to take photos in burst mode, without vibration?

I have a Canon EOS 1200D (Rebel T5) and a reflector telescope, and I want to take some photos of Jupiter with them. If I use burst mode, camera starts moving its mechanical parts: the mirror, or the ...
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How best to remove directional motion-blur from photos (on Linux)? [duplicate]

I took some photos of the moon last night. I wanted good color without a lot of noise, so used ISO 100 and a long exposure (10 seconds with a 400mm lens). I have a good tripod and head and used a 2 ...
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Tips for creating background motion blur images? [duplicate]

I've recently came across an image similar to this: (Source: travmonkey) And was really impressed, the picture I found before that one (sadly can't find it again) looking even better, with a really ...
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What is this strange ghosting effect and how can I remove it?

There's a strange ghosting effect in this photo (actually quite a few of my recent photos), when I used built-in camera flash. EXIF: f/5.6, ISO 400 and 1/60 sec. Is it caused just by a slow shutter ...
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Creating a synthetic image from an original image with a given shutter speed

I have an original jpeg image captured by a camera. I want to change the photo to another image so that the new image resembles the one which would have been taken with a camera with a different ...
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Moving Subjects in low light

Forget static photography where you've got days, in fact weeks, to set up your one perfect shot. My question is how do you take good sharp shots of a moving subject, say a train, when the light is ...
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Blur/Double vision

Hi all I'm new to this so please forgive me for any incorrect phrases or poor explanations. So here goes... For years now I've never been able to take consistent photos that I'm fully happy with. A ...
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Ghosting (not blur) on photos of wind turbines

Because of my job I take lots of photos of people and wind turbines. This means photos outdoors, lots of contrast, and no option to arrange people. I take what I can get. I use a combination of ...
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Camera Slow To Respond When Trying To Take A Photo | Nikon D5300

I have a Nikon D5300. When I try to take a photo (I reset all settings to factory settings) and hold down the button to focus or just a quick snap, there is a long delay in the camera finishing to ...
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How can I capture motion while maintaining the sharpness of the main subject with an iPhone?

I want to capture motions. I use shutter priority mode with very low speed to get motion blur. But still want to maintain the sharpness of the main subject. I'm using iphone Camera + app. But I couldn'...
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Red-channel rolling shutter in google maps?

Google Maps's current view of Schiphol's runway 36R fortuitously includes five time-lapse images of a landing airliner. Oddly, each image of this white airliner has prominent red and cyan ghost ...
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What is causing this image ghosting on a Nikon 50mm 1.8G?

I was photographing with my Nikon 50mm 1.8G at a garden recently and noticed some weird bokeh on some of my shots. Here's an example. Look at the back of the flower: Settings: f/3.2 / 1/800 sec / ...
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How to capture a swinging pendulum?

A pendulum when reaching the extremes stands still for a moment, allowing us to see the details of the bob, and gradually increase its velocity towards the equilibrium point. Therefore, its trace of ...
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Why isn't my Nikon D3400 freezing motion even with the shutter set to ¹⁄₄₀₀₀th of a second in View Finder Mode?

I got a Nikon 3400 in May. While shooting some water droplets I noticed the droplets contain motion blur even at the highest shutter speed settings. So I tried to verify this by clicking a pic of the ...
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How good is flash at "freezing" a scene? [duplicate]

I've heard that flash could "freeze" a scene. Let's say that we shoot a scene where people moving a lot, is flash able to even "freeze" it at slow shutter speed, i.e. 1/30th ? Assuming that people are ...
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Why do moving objects in photos appear blurry?

When taking a photo on most cameras, if you take a picture of a moving object, the object appears blurry. Why does this happen exactly?
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What are the principles for setting a dslr camera to capture motion blur while panning with a moving subject? [duplicate]

When following a moving subject carefully by panning the camera, I want to keep the subject steady in the frame and avoid any vertical movement while panning. The goal is to capture the object of the ...
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How can i take a photo of a moving object with the object in focus and the background having motion blur? [duplicate]

I have seen pictures that must of been taken with a slow shutter speed, the car was in focus but the background had motion blur, how can this happen?
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

How is the circular motion blur created in this picture? Is it a result of rear-curtain sync? If so how does one accomplish this? Original image
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Does image stabilization counter shutter shock?

Image stabilization counters physical motion and thereby decreases blurring of images. Shutter shock is also physical motion so it might be corrected by image stabilization. However it might also not ...
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What movements can I freeze with 1/250 shutter speed?

I have an olympus OM-D E M10 Mirrorless digital camera with 14-42mm 2RK lens, and I have a 1/250 shutter speed limit. Now my question is, what kind of moving models can I freeze with that shutter ...
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Why can't I take close-up and night time pictures with my Nikon D3300? [duplicate]

I'm learning how to properly use my new Nikon D3300, but there's two things that I don't quite understand. First: Whenever I try to take close up pictures (of an eye, for example), the photo won't ...
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What's causing this weird motion blur in my long exposure?

I'm shooting with a Canon 5DMkIII, and I'm experiencing a weird motion blur with the LEDs in this picture: It's a long exposure shot (30 seconds) in a dark room with an initial flash. The camera is ...
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How can I get a clear subject with motion-blurred (traffic trails) background?

I wanted to take a photo of my brother with traffic trails behind him. Now even when I was using a tripod, and A/F was correct, I still couldn't get the subject to be sharp, despite using a self timer ...
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Why do the branches on this motion-blurred picture look like swiss cheese?

I took this picture the other night while my wife was driving down the highway. The effect is somewhat apparent looking at this smaller size, but at full size, you can see this bizarre pitting effect ...
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Why does flash decrease motion blur? [duplicate]

While experimenting with my 600d, I have noticed that on the same shutter speed, without inbuilt flash I get motion blur in my pictures, but with flash there is little to not motion blur (on the same ...
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How can I create long exposure images with my Ipad or my Android Smartphone?

What is the name of the technique that gives the sensation of rapidly moving objects in a still image? How to reproduce that? Is it possible to reproduce it with a smart-phone camera and an free App? ...
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Why doesn't a shutter speed of ¹⁄₂₅₀th freeze motion when a flash of that duration does?

This question connects with my previous question: Why do cameras that film with high FPS rates cost a lot? I just read that a normal flash illuminates a scene within a 1/250th of a second. (A flash ...
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How can I use Photoshop's filter to remove motion blur without getting a doubled-image effect?

Recently I've been playing with Photoshop with this picture. What I did is that I removed the motion blur using the Filters and now the picture looks like there are 2 same pictures overlapping. Here's ...
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Why does the flash freeze a picture?

Why does a flash freeze a picture even if I use a shutter speed like 1/10 sec? I don't understand it, because the light will hit the sensor the whole time, not just when the flash is fired.
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Is it possible to fix severe blur from camera shake after the fact?

So I have this one photo of my midterm material, but stupid me didn't check it first when I took it and the photo turned out to be very blurred and it's impossible to read the text. Is it possible to ...
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Where can I practice panning shots?

Context I live in the suburbs and don't have a great place to catch vehicles going fast (20-30mph fast for a short distance but until they stop), due to the amount of nearby stop signs. There is no ...
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Can I use a polarizing filter as a neutral density filter to create motion blur on airplane photos?

Context Looking at the answer on How do I take pictures of planes flying at an airshow? I see that many of the shots have blurry rotors. I'm currently shooting at (210mm (1.5x crop), ISO 100, 1/800, ...
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How does anti-blur software work?

I was very interested by some recent software I discovered to remove blur from a picture. So, I was intrigued how it worked. Of course, it did not work perfectly but did quite a good job of it.
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How to motion-blur the background while keeping the subject well exposed and in focus?

How to motion-blur the background while keeping the subject well exposed and in focus? Mikael Jansson / Vogue Paris, May 2011
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How do I stop my Nikon D40 from blurring when the flash is off?

I hate using the flash when taking photos. I set a fast shutter speed and played with the aperture settings. It's fine with the flash on and takes the photo really quickly, but when I turn it off it ...
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Controlling style of motion blur in long exposure photos?

I have a potential assignment shooting an underground punk band doing typical punk band things like smashing guitars and other equipment. They want a "grungy" underground photo of them being "aggro" ...
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What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights?

What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights? Hare are two quick examples from my phone: Would this be considered bokeh, or does a term even exist for this?
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Simulating long exposure waterfall shots in Photoshop?

Whilst on holiday in Iceland, I forgot to buy a ND filter, which didn't allow me to take long exposure shots of waterfalls. I have a few images that I would have preferred to expose for longer but ...
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Why does this satellite image of an airplane in motion show red, green, and blue bands with strange artifacts?

I stumbled upon this satellite image (http://goo.gl/Wv503u) capturing a plane in flight over a city. I'm having a little trouble explaining the color effects caused by the aircraft motion. What I ...
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How to photograph a toddler [duplicate]

This is my first question on the Photography stack. So please forgive me if I dont sound too technical. I have a Nikon D5100 and a 18-50 mm F 1.8 Lens. I enjoy taking pictures of my 13 month old son ...
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