This week I experimented with photography with movement. I was inspired by a blog post by photographer Jeff Meyer who provided camera settings he uses for this type of photography. The image above was the best of the bunch I made. Below you will see others that did not turn out as well as I wanted. The goal was to capture motion blur in the background with clear focus on the subject.
These photos were made in Savannah, GA. It's a great spot for photography with movement due to many people cruising the downtown area on bicycles and motorcycles. I didn't capture anyone on a motorcycle, but I did manage make a few shots of someone on a scooter. They turned out bad and I'm not sharing them. Charleston, SC is another great spot for this type of photography.
You can view the camera settings used at the blog post. My DSLR is a Nikon D5100 so I used S priority, allowing the camera to choose the Aperture for the shots. The lens I used is a Nikkor 55-200mm.
Where I believe I messed up with the photos, I used Continuous Shooting mode and the Focus Mode was set at Continuous. In addition, I followed the subject as they moved. I may have been better off using Single Shot mode, Servo in regards to Focus Mode and waiting for the subject to enter the viewfinder.