Take a Picture! – Move it!

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Welcome to Wordsmith Studio’s Weekly Photo Prompt!  Every Thursday we’ll post a new topic for your photographing pleasure.  When you get a good shot (or three, or five) post them to your blog, website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Then come back and post a link to your photo(s) in the comments.

This Week’s Theme is: Move it!

How do you move it? Do you drive, run, take the train, the bus, walk? Show us how you move it.



Got Ideas?

Do you have suggestions for future “Take A Picture!” posts? Is there anything about photography that you wish you knew more? Leave us a comment, or email us here.  We ♥LOVE♥ feedback!

Be sure to come back next week for more fun and new inspiration. Also, watch for a collage of “Move it!” photos taken by our contributing members!!


Happy Snapping and Photo Fun!

Wordsmith Studio Photography Group

7 comments for “Take a Picture! – Move it!

  1. Becca
    February 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

    It’s not my movements I’m showing you…

  2. February 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    One of the things I need to work on is movement shots. A while back I did a walk/photo shoot in Paris with Sophie from Better Paris Photos. We did a segment on catching movement and this is one I came up with. She says about 1/30 second is just about right to catch the movement, but still keep part of the photo sharp. You just have to pan with your subject. http://www.jennifercritesphotography.com/Portfolio/Destinations/11089182_7L4jKK#!i=1126516122&k=TChXNPv

    • February 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Great photo, Jennifer, and thanks for the information about catching movement.

    • juliatomiak
      February 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

      Thanks Jennifer. My kids play sports, and even while using the sports setting on my DSLR, things often come back blurry. Should I select time value and set it for 1/30 and pan with my soccer ball dribbling child? Thanks! 🙂

  3. juliatomiak
    February 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Hey Becca and Veronica, two questions, because I’m crazy enough to think I can add this to my schedule, (I really like this idea!)

    1) If I post a photo to Instagram, how do I get the link to share it here?
    2) I could use more information on movement shots (see above)

    Thanks ladies!

    • Becca
      March 4, 2013 at 6:59 am

      Hey, Julia! Sorry I’m late. Just found your questions.
      1) If you go to http://instagram.com/ and go to your profile, you can click on your photo and copy the url in the address bar that comes up. Then come and paste it here in a comment. Here’s one of mine: http://instagram.com/p/RLRiF6iWf6/
      2) My suggestion for sports action shots would be to put your camera in manual mode, set the aperture as wide as it will go (lowest number) to let in as much light as you can, and then set your shutter speed at, say 1/500 to start. If it’s still blurry, go up to maybe 1/1000. If it’s too dark, you might need to increase your ISO setting. I talk a little more about it here: http://www.wordsmithstudio.org/2012/11/photography-craft-shutter-speed/
      If you have any other questions, feel free to send me an email or message on Facebook. 😉

  4. February 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I’ve been moving this way more than I’d like.


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