40 Fantastic Examples of Motion-Blur Photography

November 29, 2012 · 4 comments

by Sonny M. Day

If you want to capture the action of your subject, a great way to do it is to apply motion-blur effect on your photo. By selecting a longer shutter speed, you can produce an image where rapidly moving objects appear to be blurred or smeared along the direction of the movement. This happens because you allow the shutter of your camera to be open, long enough to detect the movement of your subject.

Basically, motion-blur photography can be applied on any subject, so long as it is moving, eg. sports events, moving vehicles, etc. Of course, the result of your image would vary depending on the speed of your subject, the lighting of the place, the shutter speed settings and aperture.

Here in this article, we are showcasing a some of the skillfully captured motion-blur photography that you can use as inspiration for your compositions. As you can see, a lot of these photos have fantastic blurry colors – characteristic of the outcome of the technique involved. If you want to showcase your own photos online I recommend you check out some WordPress photography themes. Check out these motion-blur photos and enjoy!


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Daily Disney – Two for Tuesday

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Express Monorail

Waltzer

waltzer
Photo used under Creative Commons from kloniwotski

like a record…

like-a-record
Photo used under Creative Commons from shoothead

Makes My Head Spin

makes-my-head-spin
Photo used under Creative Commons from MartinaYach

Alex the Formula One Golden Retriever

blur-motion-photography[3]
Photo used under Creative Commons from Andrew Morrell Photography

Le Tour de Langkawi

le-tour-de-langkawi
Photo used under Creative Commons from hafizismail.com

Train in Motion

train-in-motion
Photo used under Creative Commons from kirberich

Pulse of the city

pulse-of-the-city
Photo used under Creative Commons from sparktography

Circular sounds

circular-sounds
Photo used under Creative Commons from Blue Square Thing

Motion

motion
Photo used under Creative Commons from Scott Ableman

Motion #1

motion-no.-1
Photo used under Creative Commons from stejahen

Mind the Gap

mind-the-gap
Photo used under Creative Commons from Extra Medium

Motion Blur

motion-blur[3]
Photo used under Creative Commons from Parksy1964

BOS Arrival

bos-arrival
Photo used under Creative Commons from skinr

Motion-Blur Photography

motion-blur-photography[5]
Photo used under Creative Commons from realname

Rajasthan Photography

rajasthan-photography
Photo used under Creative Commons from Sini Oberoi

World In Motion

world-in-motion
Photo used under Creative Commons from magannie

fire truck in motion

fire-truck-in-motion
Photo used under Creative Commons from MBK (Marjie)

2011 Twilight Criterium

twilight-criterium
Photo used under Creative Commons from Jim Larson

Blurred motion Seattle Wheel at dusk 1

blurred-motion
Photo used under Creative Commons from SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent)

Invidia Juventutis

motion-blur-photography
Photo used under Creative Commons from fabbio

Train blur

train-blur
Photo used under Creative Commons from coda

Street Photography

street-photography
Photo used under Creative Commons from SaZeOd

Perth Royal Show 2011

perth-royal-show-2011
Photo used under Creative Commons from Richard Kong Win Chang

Carriage

carriage
Photo used under Creative Commons from Ganders

Adaptive Mountain Biking – Beyond limits

adaptive-mountain-biking
Photo used under Creative Commons from jonesylife

Surfing Burleigh Heads

surfing-burleigh-heads
Photo used under Creative Commons from Michael Dawes

Blur-motion Photography

blur-motion-photography
Photo used under Creative Commons from MrUllmi

Untitled

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Photo used under Creative Commons from noahg.

Motion Blur

motion-blur
Photo used under Creative Commons from Smiley Stew

London bus

london-bus
Photo used under Creative Commons from E01

Joyride

joy-ride
Photo used under Creative Commons from Bill Gracey

Blurred Motion: Ion ride

blurred-motion-ion-ride
Photo used under Creative Commons from SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent)

Color in Motion

color-in-motion
Photo used under Creative Commons from T. Darrell Sullivan Photography

Il rooooosssso e il nero

motion-blur-photography[7]
Photo used under Creative Commons from zak mc

Disney – Dumbo at Night (Explored)

disney
Photo used under Creative Commons from Express Monorail

Waiting For The Train

waiting-for-the-train
Photo used under Creative Commons from toddwshaffer

142 [shibuya crossing]

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Photo used under Creative Commons from eblaser

Splashy duck

splashy-duck
Photo used under Creative Commons from Ruth and Dave

Pool

pool
Photo used under Creative Commons from Mikael Miettinen

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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Antje July 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

stunning collection – thanks for sharing

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smashinghub July 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

beautiful motion blur collection, i love to use spic my desktop

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Rodleg-design July 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Fantastics pics

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vencanice July 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

These are stuning pictures.
Thanks for sharing

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