How to get realistic movement blur in a photo.

It’s as easy as falling off a wall, in this case literally.

So I was almost done with the wedding photos and grabbing some final bridal portraits when I thought that I needed a bit more height to make a better composition. There was a low parapet just behind me so I stepped up onto it and recomposed the shot. It was still a bit tight so without thinking I stepped back – into empty space and 10ft above the ground.

I took the shot as I fell and landed on my back, with the pain compounded by my Bronica and Metz flash smacking my chest. Luckily the camera and flash were undamaged but I’d broken 2 ribs and was in severe pain – but I finished the wedding photos and drove home – via the Emergency room!!

That particular photo showed some beautiful movement blur!

1 Comment to How to get realistic movement blur in a photo.

  1. forum?? says:

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Anyway, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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