Capture portraits with motion blur

  • Location is vital if you want to create this look, as is the time of day. You’ll need plenty of passers-by or it won’t work.
  • There’s no point attempting this sort of shot without a tripod, as you’ll be operating at shutter speeds of 1/8sec or slower.
  • There’s every chance you’ll need a neutral density filter to avoid drastic overexposure of the image, even if you stop down to f16 or f22 at ISO 100.
  • Remember to instruct your model to keep very still, as any movement from them will probably spoil the effect that you are trying to achieve.