The photos in my new portfolio Divine Intervention were shot utilizing intentional camera movement in combination with a off camera speedlite.
The idea behind this technique is to combine the exposure from the speedlite and the ambient light.
The exposure from the flash creates definition, the intentional camera movement – left with the ambient light only – creates the softness and sense of movement.
In order to get this effect it is important that the exposure is long enough so that the movement register, keep in mind that this part of the exposure only consists of the ambient light. Depending on the ambient light level, we are talking up to ten second exposures.
Too short exposure and you will end up with a regular photo with no movement whatsoever. EXIF for each individual photo is available in the portfolio. All photos shot with camera and speedlite in manual mode.
For those of you who are interested, here’s a list of equipment used in this project.
Fujifilm XF 35mm 1.4 R
Fujifilm EF-X20 Speedlite
Cullman Magnesit 525M
Processed in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.
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